Assaulting the Past
Violence and Civilization in Historical ContexteBook - 2007
This book offers an important contribution to the comparative history of interpersonal violence since the early modern period, a subject of great contemporary and historical importance. Its overarching theme is Norbert Elias's theory of the civilizing process, and the chapters in the book recognise, as he did, that changes in human behaviour are related to transformations of both social and personality structures. Drawing on a vast range of archival and written records from five countries, th ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (327 pages)