Medieval Punishment and Torture
From the Series The Library of Medieval Times
The medieval world had a variety of ways of dealing with crime, sorcery, and other instances of breaking society's rules. Few of them were pleasant in any way. Indeed, many of these responses were embarrassing or painful for those being punished, and quite a few involved outright torture or even death.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||The Library of Medieval Times|
|Number of Pages||80|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
Library Media Connection
A colorful, infographic-style timeline precedes each introduction and immediately draws the reader’s attention. Each volume has a wide variety of information which will pique the interest of students. Each book is well-researched, citing many peer-reviewed sources, making these books ideal for research. Insets featuring highlighted topics or words in context break up the text and enhance readability. The illustrations, photographs of artifacts, and medieval artwork bring the era to life. With the same format, moving from one book to the next will be seamless. This series will not disappoint casual readers or researchers looking for quality information about Medieval times. Table of Contents. Index
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up–Drawing on documented primary sources and modern scholarship, these well-written books separate fact from myth and give readers a detail-rich glimpse into life during the often gruesome Middle Ages. Books are primarily focused on Western Europe, and authors describe both the rigid social and religious structures and the ignorance and brutality that were hallmarks of medieval life. They also explain how innovation and expanded trade with the Middle East brought gradual change, especially in weaponry, warfare, and medicine. Texts are supplemented with sidebars that provide longer primary source excerpts and additional information about related topics. Illustrations, which include a single map of medieval Europe and color reproductions of period art and contemporary photos of locations and weapons, add little. These books will help readers and report writers understand the reality of medieval life. Good choices for secondary libraries.