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Torture

Author: Edward Peters
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"In the restrained prose of Torture lies a passionate message about the intentional violation of the bodies of human beings, in our time and in the past."-New York Times

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Peters
ISBN: 0812215990 9780812215991 0631137238 9780631137238
OCLC Number: 35096049
Description: x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : torture --
past and present --
and the historian --
A delicate and dangerous business --
The queen of proofs and the queen of torments --
The sleep of reason --
"Engines of the state, not of law" --
"To become, or to remain, human --
" --
Appendix : judicial torture --
documents and commentary. The Theodosian Code, Book 9, Title 35 / Theodosius II --
The Digest of Justinian, Book 48, Title 18 / Justinian --
The Code of Justinian, Book 9, Title 41 / Justinian --
The City of God, XIX.6 / Augustine --
The Visigothic Code : on torture --
Torture by Inquisitors : Innocent IV and Alexander IV --
The Constitutio criminalis Carolina / Charles V --
The jurisprudence of torture / Sebastian Guazzini --
Letter on toleration / John Locke --
The moral protest / Cesare Beccaria --
A twentieth-century Interrogator's manual on torture (Cont.) United Nations convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment --
Statement on nurses and torture.
Responsibility: Edward Peters.

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