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Blood and violence in early modern France

Author: Stuart Carroll
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book outlines the nature of feuding in France and its intensification in the wake of the Protestant Reformation, civil war, and dynastic weakness, and considers the solutions proposed by thinkers from Montaigne to Hobbes. The creation of the largest standing army in Europe since the Romans was one such solution, but the militarization of society, a model adopted throughout Europe, reveals the darker side of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carroll, Stuart, 1965-
Blood and violence in early modern France.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607859327
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Carroll
ISBN: 0199290458 9780199290451 9780191516146 0191516147 9786610903115 6610903115
OCLC Number: 63395794
Description: 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The structure of vindicatory violence --
The origins of dispute : blood and earth --
The origins of dispute : status and honour --
Honours and prerogatives --
Escalation : from verbal duel to vindicatory exchange --
Conspiracy --
Combat --
The rage of the gods --
II. Violence and society --
Justice and the law --
Peace --
Women, sex, and vindicatory violence --
III. Violence and the polity --
Quantifying violence --
The crisis of the religious wars --
Violence and royal authority in the seventeenth century --
Solutions.
Responsibility: Stuart Carroll.
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French manners and civility were the model for European civilization, while feud is associated with backward societies. Yet in France thousands of men died in duels in which the supposed rules of  Read more...

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excellent and thought-provoking book * Robin Briggs, TLS * This ambitious and eagerly awaited study...culminates a sustained body of accomplished scholarship. * Paul Solon, Renaissance Quarterly * Read more...

 
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