By Pieter Spierenburg
In this unique and compelling contribution, Spierenburg sheds new gentle on a number of vital issues. He seems to be, for instance, on the transformation of murder from a personal topic, via revenge or reconciliation, right into a public crime, continuously topic to country intervention. Combining statistical info with a cultural technique, he demonstrates the the most important position gender performed within the spiritualisation of male honour and the next aid of male-on-male aggression, in addition to delivering a comparative view of the way varied social sessions practised and reacted to violence.
This authoritative examine could be of significant price to scholars and students of the background of crime and violence, criminology and the sociology of violence. At a time whilst homicide premiums are emerging and public fears approximately violent crime are escalating, this publication also will curiosity the final reader intrigued via how our courting with homicide reached this point.
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A History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present by Pieter Spierenburg