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

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. x, 227 p. w/ endnote, index. A study of judicial torture, arguing that its demise was due more to the erosion of the medieval need of confession, to the new law of proof, which enabled the conviction of criminals without confession, coerced or otherwise. Very good / good. Item #17850

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