Torture and the Law of Proof : Europe and England in the Ancien Regime
Langbein, John H.

Chicago University of Chicago Press 1977 First edition 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 Hardcover (Item ID: 17850)


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