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Aspects of violence in Renaissance Europe

Author: Jonathan Davies
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2013.
Series: Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period is particularly ripe for further investigation because of the pervasiveness of violence. Certain countries may have witnessed a drop in the number of recorded homicides during this period, yet homicide is not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aspects of violence in Renaissance Europe.
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2013
(DLC) 2012048384
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Davies
ISBN: 9781409433422 1409433420 1472402227 9781472402226
OCLC Number: 854569601
Description: 1 online resource (x, 266 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I: Interpersonal and Ritual Violence; 1 Student Violence in Fifteenth-Century Paris and Oxford; 2 The Politics of Transition: Pillaging and the 1527 Sack of Rome; 3 Death on the Danube; 4 Plague, Propaganda and Prophetic Violence in Sixteenth-Century Lyon; Part II: War; 5 Rethinking the Peace of Westphalia: Toward a Theory of Early-Modern Warfare; 6 'Broken Verses across a Bloodied Land'; 7 Peter Paul Rubens: Broker of Peace, Painter of Violence; Part III: Justice. 8 Violence, Rites and Social Regulation in the Venetian Terra Firma in the Sixteenth Century9 'Una causa civile': Vendetta Violence and Governing Elites in Early-Modern Modena; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Davies.

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Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early  Read more...

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