Torture Vs Medieval Torture

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When we take a glimpse of the past, we often find things that we find cruel and evil, especially their methods of punishment and extracting information. For them, it was just another way of doing things, as was torture, which was considered a generally acceptable way of obtaining information in the Medieval time period. This is just skin deep though, we must look at the key values and principles of their society, and figure out what Medieval values torture represents. So, underlying all of this information and various techniques of torture, there was a social science perspective, and that was psychological as; “The purpose of torture is not getting information. It 's spreading fear” (Galeano). If we consider torture to almost be a psychological
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