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Old Time Punishments

3.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The whipping post is only an introduction to the diabolically diverse devices once available to cure or crush the criminal. B&W illus.
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published June 1st 1970 by Gale Group (first published 1890)
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Guera25
A neat little reference volume for the bookshelf, but not for the committed scholar. While some forms of punishment were explained in detail, some, such as the penitence-stool, were described only in the vaguest terms. I'm still unsure just how it punished the unhappy sitter.
Bruce
Mar 01, 2015 Bruce rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a reprint of an 1890 book which was (is) a compilation of reports on the use of various punishment devices. Many of the crimes were religious in nature and the punishment meted out by the church or at religious figure's requests.
Timothy Boyd
Interesting book showing some of the unusual punishment devices used in earlier centuries. recommended
Lindsay
Apr 14, 2010 Lindsay rated it really liked it
This book was great for nerds like me who are interested in the macabre history of England. Considering that the book was published in the 1800s, it still felt like a modern-enough text. The illustrations were occasionally quirky, and even the narration sometimes described some of the most torturous devices as "curious" or "intriguing." Lots of fun.
Dennis Blewitt
Oct 26, 2009 Dennis Blewitt rated it liked it
This is a fair review of some historical forms of punishment. It is a good good read to students of Criminal "Justice"
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