Capstone Seminar: History of Torture


This class offers a history of torture in the western world, from the Renaissance to the present. Students explore the topic primarily within the framework of legal history, from the institution of legal judicial torture in the late Middle Ages, through its formal abolition in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, down to its reemergence as an instrument of combat in wars in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • W
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • HISTORY 483S
Typically Offered
Spring Only