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Rack, Rope and Red-Hot Pincers: A History of Torture and Its Instruments
Geoffrey Abbott (au)
In this classic account of the history of torture, Abbott takes us through the history and types of torture with a style both chilling and full of black humor. Rack, Iron Maiden, The Scavengerís Daughter, the stocks and the scoldís bridle are just an intro. to the varied methods of bloodcurdling punishment and torture devised from the days of the Normans right up to the late 19th century. How did it feel to be faced with the prospect of being branded, or pressed to death, or boiled alive in oil? Eyewitness accounts lead us through the times when torture was an acceptable form of punishment. The Inquisitor-General of the Spanish Inquisition is just one of the perpetrators of the Ďartí covered in this vivid account of torture, tortured and torturers. Illustrations.
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