Renaissance of Violence

Renaissance of Violence

Homicide in Early Modern Italy

Rose, Colin (Brock University Ontario)

Cambridge University Press






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With evidence from over 700 homicide trials, Colin Rose demonstrates how and why incidents of violence - in small rural communities, in crowded urban centers and within tightly-knit families - grew so rapidly in North Italy in the seventeenth century.
1. Introduction; 2. The tower of justice; 3. Homicide in Bologna, 1600-1700; 4. Gender and homicide in early modern Bologna; 5. The days after no future: post-plague homicides in rural Bologna; 6. It's good to have land: the defense of noble privilege through violence; Conclusion.
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