Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

TitleViolence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBody-Gendrot, Sophie, and Pieter Spierenburg
Number of Pages256
CityNew York

Has violence changed over the centuries? Has it always held the same meanings for us? Will it always be a given in society? Taking the sociocultural long view, Violence in Europe analyzes the prevalence and role of violence—from street crime to terrorist attacks, homicide to genocide—in the evolution of human and national behavior. The editors and fourteen colleagues in history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology focus on Northern and Western Europe, examining centuries of violent phenomena, from the cultural logic of the Middle Ages to today's soccer riots and security alerts. 

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