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Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 (New Approaches to European History)by Julius R. Ruff
Synopses & Reviews
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.
A survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution.
About the Author
Julius Ruff is Associate Professor of History at Marquette University. He is the author of Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime France (1984) and co-author of Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence (fourth edition, 2000).
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The problem of violence in early modern Europe; 2. Representations of violence; 3. States, arms and armies; 4. Justice; 5. Ritual group violence; 6. Popular protest; 7. Organised crime; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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