The History of Torture and Execution

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Throughout history, cultures around the world have found justice for the most extreme crimes by condemning the guilty to death. Retribution has been served by many methods, from beheading, garroting, entombment, and burning, to modern means such as electrocution and lethal injection. And in the process of inflicting tortuous pain, even more ingenious devices have been employed. While torture has usually been carried out behind closed doors, it is only recently that executions have ceased to be a popular and public spectacle. The History of Torture and Execution examines these fascinating but grisly subjects by time, region, and method. Beginning with the often crude methods of meting out justice used by early and first millennium civilizations, and evolving from the sadistic tools of the medieval age to the modern search for humane execution, controversial issues are authoritatively covered.
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subject_facet Executions and executioners -- History -- Pictorial works, Punishment -- History -- Pictorial works, Torture -- History -- Pictorial works
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title_full The History of Torture and Execution Jean Kellaway
title_short The History of Torture and Execution
topic_facet Executions and executioners, History, Punishment, Torture