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Chastisement Across the Ages: A Scientific Survey - (The Gruesome Story of Corporal Punishment with Much New Information)

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Title:Chastisement Across the Ages: A Scientific Survey - (The Gruesome Story of Corporal Punishment with Much New Information)
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$18.80)
Book ID:B009-3255
Publisher:Fortune Press, London, 1967
Edition:Second Impression
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Fortune Press, 1967, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Second Impression

Amid a world torn and bruised by dissension and misunderstanding of every type, it is a relief to record one human activity which knows no frontiers of race, religion, dialect, or epoch. Chastisement is universal: from the ritual fustigations of painted cannibals to the birching of boy-thieves by constables; from the medical castigations of the ancients to the caning of young idlers in Britain or Tibet; from the austere rod of the monks to the flogging of Liverpool garrotters; from the whipping of negroes to the bastinado of the Celestial Chinese; from the baby's smack to the flagellation of Wellington's troops; from the prefect's whacking to the lash and truncheon of Hitler's S.S. ; from the prostitute's tanning to the thrashing of kings in Sierra Leone; from the parental beating to the scourging of Saint Paul - personal corporal correction runs like a clear line through the corridors of history. Gervas D'Olbert's newly available 'Chastisement Across The Ages' provides an invaluable reference tool for the adult student and historian. In twelve chapters he deals with each and every form and aspect of this perversion, however frightening, in days gone by and in modern times. The book contains a great deal of newly uncovered information, albeit gruesome, on corporal punishment through the ages and on those who have been chastised, either voluntarily or by compulsion. Revised Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 288 pages. Rear cover slightly grubby & a few marks inside rear cover. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Gilt titles spine. black cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Sociology & Culture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3255.
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