Medieval Punishments

An Illustrated History of Torture
Product Number: EB00730402
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781626365179
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

From the cucking-stool to whipping posts, an exhaustive catalog of the implements and methods used to torment prisoners in the Middle Ages. Dive into the macabre history of England and Old Europe in this treasure chest of historical sentences. In the pages of Medieval Punishments are abuses from a less enlightened period, creating a thoroughly researched historical document that sheds light on the evolution of society and how humans have maintained social order and addressed crime. In a town called Newcastle-on-Tyne, a drunkard's cloak was a barrel that offenders were made to wear. In Anglo-Saxon times, each town was required to build stocks to hold breakers of the peace. To the Romans, beheading was considered the most honorable of deaths. It's these details that make Medieval Punishments a compelling read for social historians and an important component of human history.

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Author(s): William Andrews
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2013

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