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Pistols at High Noon

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ISBN-10: 3836463253

ISBN-13: 9783836463256

Edition: N/A

Authors: Virgil Mathes

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Pistols at High Noon traces the development of the Code Duello, or code of the duel, in America as the cultural rules changed in the wake of Reconstruction and westward expansion. The Civil War deconstructed the cultural milieu that had supported the duel, but its ethos was carried west and continued to exert a cultural influence as the frontier expanded. Implicit in this examination is a rhetorically based inquiry into the dynamic relationship between speech acts and physical acts and the way the two are culturally mediated through the codifications of the Duello. This dissertation examines how the values privileged by the Code Duello affect conflict and violence throughout western…    
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 208
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Virgil Mathes is a lifelong southwesterner whose love of tales of the frontier comes through in his writing. He holds a master�s degree in creative writing and a PhD in American Literature with an emphasis on the American West.