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By Pieter Spierenburg

ISBN-10: 0745643779

ISBN-13: 9780745643779

ISBN-10: 0745643787

ISBN-13: 9780745643786

This booklet deals a desirable and insightful evaluate of 7 centuries of homicide in Europe. It tells the tale of the altering face of violence and records the long term decline within the occurrence of murder. From medieval vendettas to stylised duels, from the crime passionel of the trendy interval correct as much as fresh public anxieties approximately serial killings and underworld assassinations, the ebook deals a richly illustrated account of murder’s metamorphoses.

In this unique and compelling contribution, Spierenburg sheds new mild on a number of very important subject matters. He seems to be, for instance, on the transformation of murder from a personal topic, by way of revenge or reconciliation, right into a public crime, continuously topic to country intervention. Combining statistical information with a cultural strategy, he demonstrates the the most important function gender performed within the spiritualisation of male honour and the next relief of male-on-male aggression, in addition to delivering a comparative view of ways various social sessions practised and reacted to violence.

This authoritative learn could be of significant worth to scholars and students of the background of crime and violence, criminology and the sociology of violence. At a time whilst homicide charges are emerging and public fears approximately violent crime are escalating, this publication also will curiosity the final reader intrigued by way of how our courting with homicide reached this point.

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