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Violence and society in the early medieval West

Author: Guy Halsall
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr., paperbackView all editions and formats
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Violence studied as a key, and often ritualised, factor in the imposition of socio-political order at a variety of levels, on a wider European stage as well as locally.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Halsall
ISBN: 0851157130 9780851157139 0851158498 9780851158495
OCLC Number: 465285804
Description: 230 p. ; 24 cm (pbk)
Contents: Part 1 Levels ideals and realities: legitimate and illegitimate violence in Visigothic legal and ecclesiastical thought, Luis A. Garcia Moreno; the normalization of violence in later Merovingian Francia, Paul Fouracre; urban violence in early medieval Italy --
the cases of Rome and Ravenna, T.S. Brown; the ritualization of nineth-century Frankish warfare, Janet L. Nelson. Part 2 Ritual violence: execution and ritual trauma burials in Anglo-Saxon England, Helen Geake; ritual regicide in early medieval Ireland, N.B. Aitchison. Part 3 Violence and socio-political order: violence and late Viking Age Scandinavian social order, Guy Morris; feud and warfare in Normandy during the Minority of William the Bastard, Matthew Bennett. Part 4 Violence and gender: the regulation of female violence in early medieval Italy, Ross Balzaretti; attitudes towards rape in Anglo-Saxon England, Julie Coleman; selective female infanticide in Viking Age Scandinavia, Nancy L. Wicker. Part 5 Violence and colonization: "the armed man" --
violent iconography domination and resistance in the stone sculpture of Viking Age Northumbria, Neil S. Price; aristocratic violence in Leon-Castile c.950-1100, Simon Barton; violence and the creation of socio-political order in Yorkshire in the 1070s, Sarah Speight.
Responsibility: edited by Guy Halsall.

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The twelve essays are without exception thought-provoking and characterized by a high level of scholarship. HISTORYEssays examine the form and function of violent bahaviour in early medieval society Read more...

 
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