Cultures Of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective by S. CarrollCultures Of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective by S. Carroll

Cultures Of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective

EditorS. Carroll, Stuart

Hardcover | May 23, 2007

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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.
STUART CARROLL is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York, UK, and author of Blood and Violence in Early Modern France. He is twice winner of the Nancy Roelker prize for the best essay on early modern French history and currently working on neighbourliness in Europe during the Reformation.
Title:Cultures Of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pagesPublished:May 23, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230019455

ISBN - 13:9780230019454


Table of Contents

Introduction--S.Carroll * PART I: CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES * Female Dismemberment and Decapitation: Gendered Understandings of Power in Aztec Ritual--C.Dodds * Religious Languages of Violence: Some Reflections on the Reading of Extremes--B.Weisbrod * Conceptualizing Cultures of Violence and Cultural Change--J.Carter Wood * PART II: EARLY MODERN PERSPECTIVES * Collective Violence, Social drama and Rituals of Rebellion in Late Medieval and Early modern England--A.Wood * Vengence in Sixteenth-Century France--M.Nassiet * At the Sign of the Head: the Currency of Beheading in Early Modern Ireland--P.Palmer * Duelling and the Court of Chivalry in Early Stuart England--R.Cust & A.Hopper * PART III: MODERN PERSPECTIVES * Popular Violence in the French Revlolution: Revolt, Retribution and the Slide to State Terror--D.Andress * Avoiding the Ultimate Act of Violence: Mediterranean Bandits and the Kidnapping for Ransom, 1815-1914--M.Blinkhorn * Swords and Daggers: Class Conceptions of Interpersonal Violence in Liberal Italy--S.C.Hughes * Race, Class and Maritime Authority in Late Victorian England: the Surprising Cases of Charles Arthur (1888) and Bagwahn Jassiwara (1891)--M.J.Wiener * From 'Duels in the Clouds' to 'Exterminating Attacks': Legitimizing Aerial Warfare in Britain and Germany, 1814-1945--B.Rieger

Editorial Reviews

"Offers twelve stimulating and generally meticulously researched essays on topics as diverse as female dismemberment in Aztec rituals, rituals of rebellion in early modern England, vengeance in sixteenth-century France, kidnapping for ransom in the Mediterranean during the long nineteenth century, beheadings in early modern Ireland, and aerial warfare between Britain and Germany during the two world wars." -- Robert Gerwarth, English Historical Review