Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800

TitleViolence in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsRuff, Julius R.
Number of Pages284
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge ; New York

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.

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