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Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500 1800 (New Approaches to European History #22)
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 ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 29th 2006 by Cambridge University Press
(first published October 4th 2001)
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Nov 11, 2009 Victoria rated it liked it
Synthetic history of violence, largely from the judicial perspective. Some question of why violence erupted at particular times and why it took particular forms, but largely concerned with demonstrating the success of the modern policing system for diminishing quotidian violence.