The Instruments of Torture

The Instruments of Torture

Book - 2001
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A unique historical reference guide complete with 110 stunning photographs and etchings of the instruments themselves.

Book News
Freelance writer Kerrigan traces the history of the technology of torture from antiquity to the present in all parts of the globe. The different methods of inflicting pain are grouped by type (i.e. stretching, water torture, beating, mental cruelty). Kerrigan concludes with a discussion of the efforts of groups such as Amnesty International who seek to bring an end to torture. The text is accompanied throughout by b&w photographs and woodcuts depicting instruments of torture and their victims. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, 2001
Description: 192 p. : ill
ISBN: 9781585742479
Branch Call Number: 364.609 Ker


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