ISBN-10:
0745643787
ISBN-13:
2900745643785
Pub. Date:
09/02/2008
Publisher:
Wiley
History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present / Edition 1

History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present / Edition 1

by Pieter Spierenburg

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ISBN-13: 2900745643785
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Pieter Spierenburg is Professor of Historical Criminology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi Introduction 1
1 Romeo's Kindred: The Fragility of Life in Medieval Europe 12
2 Sealed with a Kiss: From Acquiescence to Criminalization 43
3 Swords, Knives, and Sticks: The Social Differentiation of Male Fighting 65
4 Patriarchy and its Discontents: Women and the Domestic Sphere 114
5 Marks of Innocence: Babies and the Insane 143
6 M for Less: The Marginalization of Murder, 1800-1970 165
7 The Tables Turned: 1970 to the Present 206 Conclusion 223 Notes 227 References 247 Index 270

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