Tortured Subjects Pain, Truth, and the Body in Early Modern France

ISBN-10: 0226757544

ISBN-13: 9780226757544

Edition: 2001

Authors: Lisa Silverman
List price: $33.00
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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

List of Illustrations
Preface
A Note on Foreign Terms
Introduction
An Epistemology of Pain
Murder in the rue Noue: The Trials of Jean Bourdil and the Legal System of Old Regime France
"If he trembles, if he weeps, or sighs . . .": Judges, Legal Manuals, and the Theory of Torture
"To know the truth from his mouth": The Practice of Torture in the Parlement of Toulouse, 1600-1788
Pain, Truth, and the Body
"The executioner of his own life": Lay Piety and the Valorization of Pain
"The tortu'd patient": Pain, Surgery, and Suffering
". . . as if pain could draw the truth from a suffering wretch": Pain as Politics Epilogue
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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