Political Torture in the Twentieth Century [Paperback]

Cesereanu Ruxandra (Author)

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ISBN: 9788869773402 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Speculum Civitatis | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 204p, H210 x W140 (mm)
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Political Torture in the Twentieth Century

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Unanimously banned and condemned, torture has been used in many countries throughout the 20th century. Ruxandra Cesereanu’s essay aims to deepen this subject, showing the unimaginable dimensions that human cruelty can sometimes reach. The Armenian Genocide, the Nazi camps, the Gulag, the Military Juntas in Latin America, the totalitarian regimes in Africa and those in Islamic states are just a few examples of the tortures that man can inflict on his fellow men. From the description of the techniques, the motivations and the moments in which acts of savage violence take place to portraits of torturers and the victim, Ruxandra Cesereanu’s book gives us an overview of the phenomenon of torture, to refresh our collective memory.

Table of Contents

Introduction What is torture? I. An Overview of Political Torture in the Twentieth Century II. The Microcosm of Torture Instruments III. A Portrait of the Torturer IV. A Portrait of the Victim V. Space and Time in Torture VI. Torture as Rape VII. The Language of Pain Instead of Conclusions: Torture as No Man’s Land Bibliography

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