The History of Torture

Publisher: New English Library in London, UK

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Orig. publ.: New York : Dell, 1964.

StatementDaniel P. Mannix
SeriesNEL ; 2612
The Physical Object
Pagination174 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24353778M
ISBN 100450004368

Buy A History of Torture by George Riley Scott online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $   Torture by the Book Starting in the early s, the CIA, then the US military, produced torture manuals that were used to instruct both US and foreign personnel in kidnapping, interrogation.   In The History of Torture the complete story of torture is told, from its earliest uses right through to the present day. This book explains the many tools and techniques of torture, which range from blatantly vicious methods to the most subtle of mental cruelties.   This book, first published in , approaches torture through the ages by looking into the psychological aspects of the act itself, history, and technique. Mass torture, prison torture, masochism, sadism, self-torture, crucifixion, water torture (the real one, not the silly crap you see on television), squassation - it's all here, in vivid 4/5(1).

THE HISTORY OF TORTURE. Brian Innes. From the ancient world to the present, this title tells the full story, from physical cruelty to mental torment, from life under Roman emperors to Islamic State today. Charting the ways societies have sanctioned torture, this volume also details the fight by campaigning groups against the torture of. Fall of the Knights. The trial of the Knights Templar is one of the most infamous in history. Accused of heresy by the king of France, the Templars were arrested and imprisoned—and under brutal interrogation and torture, many made shocking confessions: denial of . This remarkable work discusses not only the history of torture but its moral implications as well. Everyone interested in the long and difficult course of human rights, personal and political freedom and in the history of crime and punishment will find the book fascinating and enlightening.3/5(1). Torture is prohibited by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Torture is also listed as one of the crimes that constitute a “grave breach” of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of victims of war.

  A Question of Torture by Alfrey McCoy is a book I would add to any library of human rights activists. It traces the CIA's long and dirty history of torture, especially the sensory deprevation we have seen in Guatanamo, Bagram etc.. It really nails the myth . “As profound and luminous a book as I have read in years, in any genre, The Torture Letters calls us to an overdue reckoning with America’s long-lasting history of racial violence and invites us to rebuild our world around a deep moral truth: No one deserves to be tortured, not even black and brown people, not even guilty black and brown. The author of a major study of Iranian torture, Rejali also tackles the controversial question of whether torture really works, answering the new apologists for torture point by point. A brave and disturbing book, this is the benchmark against which all future studies of modern torture will be measured.

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This book relates the history and politics of torture up until the 's, after which the author appears to totally run of steam. The earlier accounts and politicial justification for the practice of torture are indeed most interesting, but you will find very little that relates to Cited by: At the end of the book, the authors offer modern-day scenarios (while not necessarily utilizing the Rack, the Pear, the Gibbet or the Iron Maiden), and leave the reader with a question of what the reader can do - since torture has and probably never will become just another passage in a history book/5(29).

Eyewatering procession of modes and means of torture throughout world history, written by an author from The History of Torture book s with a surprisingly modern and radical perspective; he deplores animal torture as much as human, and justifiably criticises bullfights, halal/kosher slaughter and circuses as belonging to the past in the same way the stocks, the rack and the scavenger's daughter do/5.

This book contains no contents, chapter titles, or even an index so I'll write a brief overview of what it covers here. Chapters Earliest documented cases of torture in the Ancient world - beginning with the case of the Maccabees and their torture at the hands of the Syrians and ending with the Roman games (presumably drawing on Mannix's other book "Those about to Die")/5.

The rack is a torture device that consists of an oblong, rectangular, usually wooden frame, slightly raised from the ground, with a roller at one, or both, ends, having at one end a fixed bar to which the legs were fastened, and at the other a movable bar to which the hands were tied.

The victim's feet are fastened to one roller, and the wrists. This incomparable, extremely thorough book ― told with a frightening and factual honesty ―examines every aspect of torture: professional torturers, theories and techniques, the role of torture in history, moral implications, and the refinements brought to the practice of torture by individual fanatics, religious groups, the military, and /5(2).

A Secret History of Torture by Cobain, Ian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Book Reviews: A Tortured History.

Lamenting the state of the book review has been the literary Wilson set out to reveal the inner workings of a book and place it within literary history. The origin of torture dates back to A.D. when Roman jurists used torturous methods to obtain the truth. But what’s disturbing though is that over the years, people have come up with more methods to inflict pain and eventually death in the most horrifying ways imaginable.

This book highlights the use of torture throughout cultures and time while exploring both the possible global and cultural specific reasons for its widespread use. This book is a must read for history buffs and thanatophiles alike.5/5(5).

However repugnant, torture has been practiced, either publicly approved or clandestinely, for thousands of years. From the rack to electrodes, from witch- hunts to the Inquisition to a post-colonial world, torture is something we have always lived History of Torture tells the complete story, from the ancient world to the present day, from physical cruelty to mental torment.

Mar 1, - Explore nigettes's board "History of Torture", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about History, Interesting history and Scolds bridleK pins. As detailed by Ian Cobain in his excellent book Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture, Britain secretly tortured German captives even after World War II had ended, created law-free or law Author: Clive Stafford Smith.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Parry, Leonard A. (Leonard Arthur). History of torture in England. Montclair, N.J.: Patterson Smith, Torture (from Latin tortus: to twist, to torment) is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological suffering on someone by another as a punishment or in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or force some action from the victim.

Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act; deeds which unknowingly or negligently inflict suffering or pain, without a. The greater challenge of his book is the way he presents more ambiguous situations, like those involving police officers who did not participate in the torture but also took no action to stop it.

History of Torture Torture is the deliberate infliction of physical and psychological pain with the purpose of obtaining information or extorting a confession from the victim and thus enabling a conviction; it can also be the penalty itself.

The systematic use of torture in criminal procedures dates. The History Of Torture. DOI link for The History Of Torture. The History Of Torture book. The History Of Torture. DOI link for The History Of Torture. The History Of Torture book. By Scott. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 28 October Cited by: 1.

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A HISTORY OF TORTURE J:ure as the highest form of truth. Slaves were expected to lie if ques-tioned openly, particularly if they feared punishment from their master. But if tortured, slaves were considered to have sufficient reason to tell the truth—to end thetorture.

Thus the Greek legal orator Demos-thenes, among others, could argue. The tickle torture. Reaching back to the year BC, the Han Dynasty appears to have implemented the technique as a reliable punishment that didn’t leave marks.

1 Think of it as the “phone book torture” of the ancient Chinese world. Like beating someone with a phone book, you do it so that you don’t leave physical evidence of torture 5/5(1). Torture as a practice predates written history and has been observed in most ancient and modern civilizations and societies.

Historian Edward Peters, from the University of Pennsylvania, observes that historical records of torture in Western civilization can be traced back to Ancient Greek societies, through to the Roman Empire and early. A history of violence. The question of torture has become more controversial of late due to a report in The New York Times on memos issued by the U.S.

Justice Department ineffectively Author: Heather Whipps. The book details man's inhumanity to his fellow man. The methods of torture are gruesome and barbaric and I was struck by how many of the various tortures were sanctioned and promoted by various religions.

If you have a weak stomach you may want to take a pass on reading A History of Torture/5(7). Torture has been practiced throughout history. The Romans, Jews, Egyptians and many other cultures in history included torture as part of their justice system.

Romans had crucifixion, Jews had stoning and Egyptians had desert sun death. All these acts of torture were considered necessary (as to deter others) or good (as to punish the immoral).

Welcome to the Official Simple History Channel. Simple History visualizes the past, bringing history to life through animation. Witness how people lived thro. Torture is, sadly, an established part of U.S. history dating back to pre-Revolutionary times. The terms "tarring and feathering" and "run out of town on a rail," may sound like humorous metaphors today but both refer to actual torture methods that were practiced by Anglo-American : Tom Head.

Whether he’s discussing history or current events, veteran journalist Dan Carlin brings his own unconventional approach to the subject matter. His Generation X, non-partisan, “neo-prudentist” outlook provides a fresh look at the headlines in the newspapers and the stories in the history books.

The History of Torture | However repugnant, torture has been practiced, either publicly approved or clandestinely, for thousands of years. From the rack to electrodes, from witch- hunts to the Inquisition to a post-colonial world, torture is something we have always lived History of Torture tells the complete story, from the ancient world to the present day, from physical cruelty to.

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The book charts the use of torture from “the Cage” in London used to interrogate leading Nazi’s at the end of the Second World War, through the colonial campaigns of Kenya, Cyprus and Aden.

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