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By titleHistory of Punishment


History of Punishment

Illustrated with 110 black-and-white artworks and photographs, "The History of Punishment" offers a complete view of this fascinating subject, beginning with the laws and punishments of the ancient Mesopotamians and the Code of Hammurabi, and coming right up to date with present-day practices, including imprisonment, corporal punishment and the death penalty. Covering both legal codes and their accompanying punishments, this book includes chapters on ancient methods of punishments, such as Biblical punishments, Roman punishments and Sharia Law.

Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/4 x 7 1/2")
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 110 b/w photos
Text: 60000 words


Author details:

LEWIS LYONS is a freelance author and journalist based in London, England, who has written on everything from business law to sewage. He was educated at Oxford University and The University of London and started his career working for a London community newspaper. He spent seven years in the United States, for the most part in New York City, where he headed a photo agency, edited a computer magazine, and wrote on technology, music, business, culture, and society.