By S. Carroll

Thinkers and historians have lengthy perceived violence and its keep watch over as essential to the very proposal of 'Western Civilization'. concentrating on interpersonal violence and the large function it performed in human affairs within the post-medieval West, this well timed assortment brings jointly the most recent interdisciplinary and old examine within the box.

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108 The inversion of this myth by the nineteenth century tells us much about the wider role played by understandings of violence in the configuration of Western culture. The discussion thus far has emphasized the continuities between the early modern and the modern, and the importance of a comparison between societies for the better understanding of the modalities of violence and its transformations. 109 Each of the chapters which follow is concerned, in some measure, with exploring the boundaries of violence, and they will help students understand better how and why the boundaries of violence have shifted over time.

Quoted in E. Copet-Rougier, ‘ “Le Mal Court”: Visible and Invisible Violence in an Acephalous Society – Mkako of Cameroon’, in D. , The Anthropology of Violence (Blackwell: Oxford, 1986), p. 68. 16. J. Galtung, ‘Cultural Violence’, in M. B. Steger and N. S. Lind eds, Violence and its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1999). 17. R. Sieferle and H. Breuninger eds, Kulturen der Gewalt: Ritualisierung und Symbolisierung von Gewalt in der Geschichte (Frankfurt: Campus, 1998), introduction.

Quoted in E. Copet-Rougier, ‘ “Le Mal Court”: Visible and Invisible Violence in an Acephalous Society – Mkako of Cameroon’, in D. , The Anthropology of Violence (Blackwell: Oxford, 1986), p. 68. 16. J. Galtung, ‘Cultural Violence’, in M. B. Steger and N. S. Lind eds, Violence and its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1999). 17. R. Sieferle and H. Breuninger eds, Kulturen der Gewalt: Ritualisierung und Symbolisierung von Gewalt in der Geschichte (Frankfurt: Campus, 1998), introduction.

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