Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture download free [PDF and Ebook] by William Andrews

Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture download free [PDF and Ebook] by William Andrews year 2013
  • Book name: Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture
  • Author: William Andrews
  • Release date: 2013/5/27
  • Publisher: SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781620876183
  • Rating: 8.89 of 10
  • Votes: 393
  • Review by: Kathrin Ornelas
  • Review rating: 8.06 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/4
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 'The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly injured. She thus suffered for telling her mind to some petty tyrant in office, or speaking plainly to a wrong-doer, or for taking to task a lazy, and perhaps a drunken, husband.' Dive into the macabre history of England and Old Europe in this treasure chest of historical punishments. In the pages of Medieval Punishments are punishments from a less enlightened period, creating a thoroughly researched historical document that sheds light on the evolution of society and how humans have maintained social order and addressed crime. In a town called Newcastle-on-Tyne, a drunkard cloak was a barrel that offenders were made to wear. In Anglo-Saxon times, each town was required to build stocks to hold breakers of the peace. To the Romans, beheading was considered the most honorable of deaths.It's these details that make Medieval Punishments both a compelling read for social historians and an important component of human history.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H22M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Penology & Punishment, Medieval History, Social & Cultural History, British & Irish History
  • Available formats: MobiPocket, TXT, PDF, DOCX, EPUB, WORD, DOC, PRC. Compressed in ZIP, BZ2, CBZ, RAR, XZ, BZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.63 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x30.48mm
  • Weight: 327g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States
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