Tortured subjects pain, truth, and the body in early modern France (eBook, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Tortured subjects pain, truth, and the body in early modern France

Author: Lisa Silverman
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press Birmingham, AL, USA EBSCO Industries, Inc. 2001
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At one time in Europe, there was a point to pain: physical suffering could be a path to redemption. This religious notion suggested that truth was lodged in the body and could be achieved through torture. In Tortured Subjects, Lisa Silverman tells the haunting story of how this idea became a fixed part of the French legal system during the early modern period. Looking closely at the theory and practice of judicial  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Silverman
ISBN: 9780226757520 0226757528 0226757536 9780226757537 0226757544 9780226757544
OCLC Number: 704466914
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB42063231X (OCoLC)704466914
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xv, 264 pages) Illustrations.
Responsibility: Lisa Silverman

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This text tells the story of how the idea that physical suffering could be a path to redemption became a fixed part of the French legal system during the early modern period. Using documents from  Read more...

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