The History of Punishment

By: Lyons, Lewis

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This book outlines changing ideas of law and punishment, from the ancient Babylonian Code of Hammurabi through Islamic Sharia Law to modern notions of rehabilitation and the continued practice of corporal and capital punishment. Discover strange and terrible methods of punishment amongs these pages, including the pillory, flogging, branding, hanging, drawing and quartering, the guillotine, the bastinado, death of a thousand cuts, the scavenger's daughter, crucifixion, lethal injections and the electric chair. With bibliography and index; well illustrated in black & white. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: The History of Punishment

Author: Lyons, Lewis

Categories: Historiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2003

ISBN: 0954435621

ISBN 13: 9780954435622

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 003143

Keywords: PUNISHMENT HISTORY CRIMINAL ACTS LAW DEATH PENALTY IMPRISONMENT,