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Pre-20th Century Historical Studies of Particular Countries & Regions

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Belgium – Belgian Congo:
Hochschild, Adam. 1998. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

England – domestic:
Hanson, Elizabeth.  “Torture and Truth in Renaissance England.” Representations 34 (Spring 1991), 53-84.
Heath, James. 1982. Torture and English Law: An Administrative and Legal History from the Plantagenets to the Stuarts. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
Langbein, John H.  Torture and the Law of Proof: Europe and England in the Ancien Regime (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977).

England in India:
Arnold, David. 1985. “Crime and Crime Control in Madras, 1858-1947.” In Yanga, Anand A., ed., Crime and Criminality in British India, 62-88. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Chattopadhyay, Basudeb. 2000. Crime and Control in Early Colonial Bengal, 1770-1860. Calcutta: K P Bagchi and Company.

France:
Foucault, Michel.  Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, translated by Alan Sheridan (New York: Vintage, 1997).
Silverman, Lisa. 2001. Tortured Subjects: Pain, Truth, and the Body in Early Modern France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ancient Rome:
Garnsey, Peter. 1970. Social Status and Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire. London: Oxford University Press.

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January 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm

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