Libro de indicios y tormentos; que contiene toda la practica criminal, y modo de sustanciar el processo indicativamente, hasta descubrir el delito y delinquente, y ponerle en estado de condenarle, ò absolverle. […]. Antonio de Quevedo y. Hoyos.
Libro de indicios y tormentos; que contiene toda la practica criminal, y modo de sustanciar el processo indicativamente, hasta descubrir el delito y delinquente, y ponerle en estado de condenarle, ò absolverle. […].
Early Legal Treaty on the Question of Proof

Libro de indicios y tormentos; que contiene toda la practica criminal, y modo de sustanciar el processo indicativamente, hasta descubrir el delito y delinquente, y ponerle en estado de condenarle, ò absolverle. […].

En Madrid: Imprenta de Francisco Martinez, Año de M. DC. XXXII [1632]. First edition. In later hardpaper, using contemporary material. ¶–3¶4, A–M8, N4, A[i.e. O]8; ff [12], 100, [8]. Pages toned, some browned. Few contemporary notes and doodles in light ink throughout. Wormholes to the last pages only effect the margins. Old traces of restoration on B3 with inappreciable loss of text. O4 torn. Otherwise in very good condition.

Scarce Spanish legal book considered the first work dealing with the question of proof, a manual for tortured testimonies.

Antonio de Quevedo y Hoyos was a Castilian lawyer in the court of Philip IV and familiar of the Santo Oficio de la Inquisicion. Libro de indicios y tormentos, which is considered the first published work devoted to the question of proof in criminal law, deals with the practice of torture, the favored method of the Spanish Inquisition of extracting confessions in Spain and Hispanic America. The book is essentially a detailed explanation of the uses of torture during the interrogation to gather evidence in particular cases, and it classifies what procedures and level of torture to be used for specific crimes.

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