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A History of Torture
A History of Torture
Author: George Riley Scott
However civilized it appears almost every human society in recorded history has used pain to exert power over it's members. The justifications vary. For the Aztecs torture was part of religious ritual, for the witch hunters of Christian Europe it was a form of punishment. Even on out own times the inhumanity of man continues. — In this grimly fas...  more »
ISBN: 344608
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 328
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Publisher: Senate
Book Type: Paperback
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I forgot to put in the description this was originally published in 1940, it doesn't get too modern, lol. Pretty dry and classroom-y, more like a textbook. It's not the kind of book you read from cover to cover but you read in bits and pieces.


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