By Pieter Spierenburg
In this unique and compelling contribution, Spierenburg sheds new gentle on a number of vital issues. He appears to be like, for instance, on the transformation of murder from a personal topic, through revenge or reconciliation, right into a public crime, consistently topic to nation intervention. Combining statistical information with a cultural strategy, he demonstrates the an important function gender performed within the spiritualisation of male honour and the next aid of male-on-male aggression, in addition to providing a comparative view of ways assorted social periods practised and reacted to violence.
This authoritative learn 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 while homicide premiums are emerging and public fears approximately violent crime are escalating, this booklet also will curiosity the overall 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