Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tortures and Torments of The Christian Martyrs

I've just received this in the mail. It's a study on the torture techniques used on early Christian martyrs.. a nice bit of light bedtime reading.

It features medieval engravings depicting the various methods that were used in the early days of Christianity. The perpetrators were amazingly inventive and astonishingly cruel in their methods.

This book is meant to be a serious work on the history of torture but this revised edition has an appendix featuring illustrations from contemporary artists like Peter Bagge and drawings by convicted serial killers like Charles Manson and John Wayne Gacy. I'm in two minds if this is a good idea or not but , given the theme of this blog who am I to criticise?

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