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The Big Book of Pain By Mark P Donnelly

The Big Book of Pain by Mark P Donnelly

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An exploration of the systematic use throughout the ages of various means of punishment, torture, coercion and tormet

The Big Book of Pain Summary

The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment through History by Mark P Donnelly

For millennia, mankind has devised ingenious and diabolical means of inflicting pain on fellow human beings. This deplorable but seemingly universal trait has eaten away at mankind's very claim to civilisation. Despite how repugnant the practice of torture appears to us today, for at least 3,000 years it formed part of most legal codes throughout Europe and the Far East. The Big Book of Pain is an exploration of the systematic use throughout the ages of various means of punishment, torture, coercion and torment. It takes the reader into the Ancient Roman Coliseum, the medieval dungeon, the Inquisitional interrogation, the auto-da-fe, the witch-trial, and the worst of prisons. It is a shocking and compelling study of the shameful methods and motives of the torturer and the executioner, and of the heinous duty they have performed through the ages.

About Mark P Donnelly

The award-winning collaboration of MARK P. DONNELLY and DANIEL DIEHL has, since 1996, authored twelve books and over a hundred hours of non-fiction documentary television. Other titles by the authors include: Eat Thy Neighbour: A History of Cannibalism and Tales from the Tower of London.

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GOR003484306
9780752459479
0752459473
The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment through History by Mark P Donnelly
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2011-01-01
256
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