The Resource A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present, Robert Muchembled ; translated by Jean Birrell

A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present, Robert Muchembled ; translated by Jean Birrell

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A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present
Title
A history of violence
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from the end of the Middle Ages to the present
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Robert Muchembled ; translated by Jean Birrell
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Violence is so much in the news today that we may find it hard to believe that it is less prevalent than it was in the past. But this is exactly what the distinguished historian Robert Muchembled argues in this major new work on the history of violence. He shows that brutality and homicide have been in decline since the thirteenth century. The thesis of a "civilizing process", of a gradual taming, even sublimation, of violence, seems, therefore, to be well-founded. How are we to explain this decline in public displays of aggression? What mechanisms have modernizing societies employed to repress and control violence? The increasingly strict social control of unmarried, male adolescents, together with the coercive education imposed on this age group, are central to Muchembled's explanation. Masculine violence gradually disappeared from public space, to become concentrated in the home. Meanwhile, a vast popular literature, precursor of the modern mass media, came to play a cathartic role: the duels of The Three Musketeers and the amazing exploits of Fantomas, as described in the new crime literature invented in the nineteenth century, now helped to purge the violent impulses. -- Book cover
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TOH
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1944-
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Muchembled, Robert
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index present
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Translated from French
LC call number
HN380.Z9
LC item number
V547513 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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Birrell, Jean
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  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Nonviolence
  • Youth and violence
  • Violence masculine
  • Violence urbaine
  • Violence chez l'adolescent
  • Violence
  • Nonviolence
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Youth and violence
  • Violence
  • Crimes et criminels
  • meurtre
  • violence
  • Europe
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A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present, Robert Muchembled ; translated by Jean Birrell
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Originally published in French under title: Une histoire de la violence. Editions du Seuil, c2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-360) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. What is violence? Is violence innate? -- Violence and manliness -- Semen and blood : a history of honour -- 2. Violence : seven centuries of spectacular decline. The reliability of the crime figures -- Seven centuries of decline -- The 'making' of young men -- 3. The youth festivals of violence (thirteenth to seventeenth centuries). A culture of violence -- Violent festivities and brutal games -- Youth violence -- 4. The urban peace at the end of the Middle Ages. The pacificatory towns -- Controlling the young -- Violence costs dear -- 5. Cain and Medea : homicide and the construction of sexed genders (1500-1650). A judicial revolution -- In pursuit of the ungrateful son : the spread of the blood taboo -- Medea, the guilty mother -- 6. The noble duel and popular revolt : the metamorphoses of violence. The duel, a French exception -- Noble youths sharpen their swords -- Popular violence and the frustrations of youth -- 7. Violence tamed (1650-1960). Murder is forbidden -- The civilizing town -- Violence and changing concepts of honour in the countryside -- 8. Mortal thrills and crime fiction (sixteenth to twentieth centuries). The devil, assuredly: the birth of crime fiction -- From bloodthirsty murderer to well-loved bandit -- Blood and ink -- 9. The return of the gangs: contemporary adolescence and violence. Death in paradise -- Juvenile deliquency -- 'Rebel without a cause' or 'eternal recurrence' -- Is the end of violence possible?
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
English ed.
Extent
vi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780745647463
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)770618649
  • (OCoLC)ocn770618649
Label
A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present, Robert Muchembled ; translated by Jean Birrell
Publication
Note
Originally published in French under title: Une histoire de la violence. Editions du Seuil, c2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What is violence? Is violence innate? -- Violence and manliness -- Semen and blood : a history of honour -- 2. Violence : seven centuries of spectacular decline. The reliability of the crime figures -- Seven centuries of decline -- The 'making' of young men -- 3. The youth festivals of violence (thirteenth to seventeenth centuries). A culture of violence -- Violent festivities and brutal games -- Youth violence -- 4. The urban peace at the end of the Middle Ages. The pacificatory towns -- Controlling the young -- Violence costs dear -- 5. Cain and Medea : homicide and the construction of sexed genders (1500-1650). A judicial revolution -- In pursuit of the ungrateful son : the spread of the blood taboo -- Medea, the guilty mother -- 6. The noble duel and popular revolt : the metamorphoses of violence. The duel, a French exception -- Noble youths sharpen their swords -- Popular violence and the frustrations of youth -- 7. Violence tamed (1650-1960). Murder is forbidden -- The civilizing town -- Violence and changing concepts of honour in the countryside -- 8. Mortal thrills and crime fiction (sixteenth to twentieth centuries). The devil, assuredly: the birth of crime fiction -- From bloodthirsty murderer to well-loved bandit -- Blood and ink -- 9. The return of the gangs: contemporary adolescence and violence. Death in paradise -- Juvenile deliquency -- 'Rebel without a cause' or 'eternal recurrence' -- Is the end of violence possible?
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
English ed.
Extent
vi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780745647463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)770618649
  • (OCoLC)ocn770618649

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