Cultures of Violence

Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective

Editors: Carroll, S. (Ed.)

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Thinkers and historians have long perceived violence and its control as integral to the very idea of 'Western Civilization'. Focusing on interpersonal violence and the huge role it played in human affairs in the post-medieval West, this timely collection brings together the latest interdisciplinary and historical research in the field.

About the authors

STUART CARROLL Senior Lecturer in History, the University of York, UK CAROLINE DODDS Research Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK BERND WEISBROD Professor of Modern History, Göttingen University, Germany JOHN CARTER WOOD Research Fellow in the Department of History, the Open University, UK ANDY WOOD Reader in Social History, the University of East Anglia, UK MICHAEL NASSIET Professor of Early Modern History, the University of Angers, France PATRICA PALMER Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature, the University of York, UK RICHARD CUST Reader in Early Modern History, the University of Birmingham, UK ANDY HOPPER Lecturer in English Local History at the Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester, UK DAVID ANDRESS Reader in Modern European History, the University of Portsmouth, UK MARTIN BLINKHORN Professor Emeritus, the University of Lancaster, UK STEVEN C. HUGHES Professor of European history, Loyola College, Maryland, USA MARTIN J. WEINER Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of History, Rice University, USA BERNHARD RIEGER Lecturer in European history, University College London, UK

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'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


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Carroll, Stuart

    Pages 1-43

  • Female Dismemberment and Decapitation: Gendered Understandings of Power in Aztec Ritual Violence

    Dodds, Caroline

    Pages 47-63

  • Religious Languages of Violence. Some Reflections on the Reading of Extremes

    Weisbrod, Bernd

    Pages 64-78

  • Conceptualizing Cultures of Violence and Cultural Change

    Wood, John Carter

    Pages 79-96

  • Collective Violence, Social Drama and Rituals of Rebellion in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

    Wood, Andy

    Pages 99-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultures of Violence
Book Subtitle
Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective
Editors
  • S. Carroll
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59182-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230591820
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-01945-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28560-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 271
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