Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 / Edition 1 by Julius R. Ruff | 9780521598941 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 / Edition 1

Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 / Edition 1

by Julius R. Ruff
     
 

ISBN-10: 052159894X

ISBN-13: 9780521598941

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a broad-ranging survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution. Julius Ruff summarizes a huge body of research and provides readers with a clear, accessible, and engaging introduction to the topic of violence in early modern Europe. Ruff examines the role of the emerging state in controlling violence; the roots

Overview

This book offers a broad-ranging survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution. Julius Ruff summarizes a huge body of research and provides readers with a clear, accessible, and engaging introduction to the topic of violence in early modern Europe. Ruff examines the role of the emerging state in controlling violence; the roots and forms of interpersonal violence; violence and its impact on women; infanticide; and rioting. His book will be of great value to students of European history, criminal justice sciences, and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521598941
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the problem of violence in early modern Europe; 1. Representations of violence; 2. States, arms and armies; 3. Justice; 4. The discourse of interpersonal violence; 5. Ritual group violence; 6. Popular protest; 7. Organised crime; Conclusion; Index.

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