Blood Revenge: The Enactment and Management of Conflict in Montenegro and Other Tribal Societies / Edition 1

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"Boehm substantially advances our understanding of the phenomenon of feuding. His book deserves to become a standard reference on that topic."—American Anthropologist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812212419
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1986
  • Series: The Ethnohistory Series
  • Edition description: 2nd pbk. ed.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps
Note on the Serbo-Croatian Language

1. Introduction
2. Doing Research on European Tribesmen
3. Traditional Montenegro: A Refuge-Area Warrior Adaptation
4. The Meaning of Osveta
5. The Moral Legitimacy of Feuding
6. Trajectory of a Feud
7. The End Game: Management of Conflict
8. The Importance of Decisions
9. Making Further Sense of the Feud
10. Feuding and Ecology: The Question of Costs and Gains
11. Feuding in the Nonliterate World
12. An Ethological Perspective on Feuding
13. A Final Word on the Blood Feud in Montenegro


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