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- DescriptionThis text tells the story of how the idea that physical suffering could be a path to redemption became a fixed part of the French legal system during the early modern period. Using documents from criminal cases, it looks at the theory and practice of judicial torture in France from 1600 to 1788.
- Author BiographyLisa Silverman is an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Southern California.
- Author(s)Lisa Silverman
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication11/06/2001
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note8 halftones, 1 table
- Weight380 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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