Torture and the Law of Proof: Europe and England in the Ancien Regime

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In Torture and the Law of Proof John H. Langbein explores the world of the thumbscrew and the rack, engines of torture authorized for investigating crime in European legal systems from medieval times until well into the eighteenth century. Drawing on juristic literature and legal records, Langbein's book, first published in 1977, remains the definitive account of how European legal systems became dependent on the use of torture in their routine criminal procedures, and how they eventually worked themselves free of it. ...

Torture and the Law of Proof: Europe and England in the Ancien Régime 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226468945

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Torture and the Law of Proof: Europe and England in the Ancien Regime 1977, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226468068

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