Medieval Punishment and Torture, 1st Edition

  • Stephen Currie
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  • ISBN-10: 1601526598
  • ISBN-13: 9781601526595
  • DDC: 364.6094
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The medieval world had a variety of ways of dealing with crime, sorcery, and other instances of breaking society’s rules. Few of them were pleasant in any way. Indeed, many of these responses were embarrassing or painful for those being punished, and quite a few involved outright torture or even death.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Important Events of Medieval Times.
Introduction: The Middle Ages and Torture.
1: Crime in the Middle Ages.
2: Ordeals and Confessions.
3: Medieval Prisons.
4: Tortures and Torments.
5: Capital Punishment.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.