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Violence and Punishment - a book by Spierenburg, Pieter

Violence and Punishment

Civilizing the Body Through Time

Violence and Punishment( )
Author: Spierenburg, Pieter
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

This innovative book tells the fascinating tale of the long histories of violence, punishment, and the human body, and how they are all connected. Taking the decline of violence and the transformation of punishment as its guiding themes, the book highlights key dynamics of historical and social change, and charts how a refinement and civilizing of manners, and new forms of celebration and festival, accompanied the decline of violence.

Pieter Spierenburg, a leading figure in...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Violence In Society
Social Science / Penology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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