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World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence

Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the Nordic Countries, C. 1500-1700

Editors: Koskinen, Ulla (Ed.)

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  • Investigates forms of aggression and violence among peasant elites
  • Highlights inner divisions and conflicts between Nordic peasant communities
  • Demonstrates the elites' tendency to assert themselves with aggressive agency
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This book investigates the forms that the aggression and violence of peasant elites could take in early modern Fennoscandia, and their role within society. The contributors highlight the social stratification, inner divisions, contradictions and conflicts of the peasant communities, but also pay attention to the elite as leaders of resistance against the authorities. With the formation of more centralised states, the elites’ status and room for agency diminished, but regional and temporal variations were great in this relatively drawn-out process, and there still remained several favourable contexts for their agency. Even though the peasant elite was not a homogenous entity, the chapters in this collection present us one uniting feature – the peasant elites’ tendency to assert themselves with an active and aggressive agency, even if this led to very different outcomes.

About the authors

Ulla Koskinen is Research Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her work focuses on forms of interaction, communication and agency in sixteenth-century Finland. She has also studied the social dynamics of early modern peasant society, especially the Western Finnish peasant elites.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Story of Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the North

    Pages 1-29

    Koskinen, Ulla

  • Peasants and the Political Culture in Norway (c. 1400–1700)

    Pages 33-62

    Dørum, Knut

  • Did the Rich Lead the Poor to Rebel in the Finnish Peasant Revolts of the 15th–17th –Centuries?

    Pages 63-107

    Katajala, Kimmo

  • What Kind of Interaction Was There Between Norwegian Peasants and Danish Authorities in the Period Between the Nordic Seven Years’ War (1563–1570) and the 1640s?

    Pages 111-144

    Rian, Øystein

  • A State of Aggression? Swedish Peasant Elites and the Art of Bargaining During the Nordic Seven Years’ War (1563–70)

    Pages 145-170

    Hallenberg, Mats

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40688-6
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40687-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82155-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the Nordic Countries, C. 1500-1700
Editors
  • Ulla Koskinen
Series Title
World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40688-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40688-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40687-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82155-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 312
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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