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Cultures of Violence Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0230019455

ISBN-13: 9780230019454

Edition: 2007

Authors: Stuart Carroll, Stuart Carroll

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Description:

Thinkers and historians have long perceived violence and its control as integral to the very idea of 'Western Civilization'. While there is an enduring fascination with war and state violence, from military history to the study of genocide, historians have been more reticent about studying interpersonal violence, despite the huge role it plays in human affairs. This timely collection, which focuses on the post-medieval West, brings together the latest interdisciplinary and historical research in the field.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/23/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 271
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Conceptual Perspectives
Female Dismemberment and Decapitation: Gendered Understandings of Power in Aztec Ritual Violence
Religious Languages of Violence. Some Reflections on the Reading of Extremes
Conceptualizing Cultures of Violence and Cultural Change
Early Modern Perspectives
Collective Violence, Social Drama and Rituals of Rebellion in Late Medieval and Early Modern England
Vengeance in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France
At the Sign of the Head: The Currency of Beheading in Early Modern Ireland
Duelling and the Court of Chivalry in Early Stuart England
Modern Perspectives
Popular Violence in the French Revolution: Revolt, Retribution and the Slide to State Terror
Avoiding the Ultimate Act of Violence: Mediterranean Bandits and Kidnapping for Ransom, 1815-1914
Swords and Daggers: Class Conceptions of Interpersonal Violence in Liberal Italy
Race, Class and Maritime Authority in Late Victorian England: The Surprising Cases of Charles Arthur (1888) and Bagwahn Jassiwara (1891)
From 'Duels in the Clouds' to 'Exterminating Attacks': Legitimizing Aerial Warfare in Britain and Germany, 1914-45
Index