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By Pieter Spierenburg

This e-book bargains a desirable and insightful assessment 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 prevalence of murder. From medieval vendettas to stylised duels, from the crime passionel of the fashionable interval correct as much as contemporary public anxieties approximately serial killings and underworld assassinations, the booklet bargains a richly illustrated account of murder’s metamorphoses.

In this unique and compelling contribution, Spierenburg sheds new gentle on a number of vital subject matters. He seems to be, for instance, on the transformation of murder from a personal topic, through revenge or reconciliation, right into a public crime, constantly topic to kingdom intervention. Combining statistical information with a cultural method, he demonstrates the an important position gender performed within the spiritualisation of male honour and the following aid of male-on-male aggression, in addition to supplying a comparative view of ways diverse social periods practised and reacted to violence.

This authoritative examine should be of serious price to scholars and students of the heritage 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 ebook also will curiosity the final reader intrigued by way of how our courting with homicide reached this point.

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