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World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence

Parricide and Violence Against Parents throughout History

(De)Constructing Family and Authority?

Editors: Muravyeva, Marianna, Toivo, Raisa Maria (Eds.)

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  • Combines methodologies from history and criminology to take an interdisciplinary approach
  • Challenges traditional historiographical and geographical boundaries
  • Explores how the interpretation of violence against parents changes in different cultural contexts
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This book combines the approaches of history and criminology to study parricide and non-fatal violence against parents from across traditional period and geographical boundaries, encompassing research on Asia as well as Europe and North America. Parricide and non-fatal violence against parents are rare but significant forms of family violence. They have been perceived to be a recent phenomenon related to bad parenting and child abuse often in poorer socioeconomic circumstances – yet they have a history, which provides insights for modern-day explanation and intervention. Research on violence against parents has concentrated on child abuse and mental illness but, by using a rich array of primary and secondary documents, such as court cases, criminal statistics, newspaper reports, and legal and medical literature, this book shows that violence against parents is also shaped by conflicts related to parental authority, the rise of children’s rights, conflicting economic and emotional expectations, and other sociohistorical factors.

About the authors

Raisa Maria Toivo is Academy Research Fellow at the University of Tampere, Finland. She works on the history of gender, violence and witchcraft and religion. Her publications include Witchcraft and Gender in Early Modern Society (2008) and Faith and Magic in Early Modern Finland (2016).

Marianna Muravyeva is Professor of Law at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. She works on gender equality, legal theory, history of law, criminology and gender-based violence. Her publications include Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values: Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe (2015), Women’s History in Russia: (Re)Establishing the Field (2014) and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (2012). 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Muravyeva, Marianna (et al.)

  • ‘What Kind of Monster or Beast Are You?’ Parricide and Patricide in Roman Law and Society

    Pages 13-33

    Biscotti, Barbara

  • ‘A Timely Warning to Rash and Diobedient Children’: Violence against Parents in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century England

    Pages 35-55

    Sharpe, James

  • Degeneracy and Abuse: Attitudes to Violence Against Parents in Nineteenth-Century Russia

    Pages 57-78

    Muravyeva, Marianna

  • ‘You Would Have Them Lock Me Up and Sell Me as Slave’: Parents and Children in Long Eighteenth-Century Wallachia

    Pages 81-96

    Vintilă-Ghiţulescu, Constanţa

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • Due: 8 de Dezembro de 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95700-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parricide and Violence Against Parents throughout History
Book Subtitle
(De)Constructing Family and Authority?
Editors
  • Marianna Muravyeva
  • Raisa Maria Toivo
Series Title
World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94997-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94997-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94996-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95700-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 267
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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