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The Resource Renaissance mass murder : civilians and soldiers during the Italian wars, Stephen D. Bowd

Renaissance mass murder : civilians and soldiers during the Italian wars, Stephen D. Bowd

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Renaissance mass murder : civilians and soldiers during the Italian wars
Title
Renaissance mass murder
Title remainder
civilians and soldiers during the Italian wars
Statement of responsibility
Stephen D. Bowd
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Renaissance Mass Murder' explores the devastating impact of war on the men and women of the Renaissance. In contrast to the picture of balance and harmony usually associated with the Renaissance, it uncovers in forensic detail a world in which sacks of Italian cities and massacres of civilians at the hands of French, German, Spanish, Swiss, and Italian troops were regular occurrences. The arguments presented are based on a wealth of evidence - histories and chronicles, poetry and paintings, sculpture and other objects - which together provide a new and startling history of sixteenth-century Italy and a social history of the Italian Wars. It outlines how massacres happened, how princes, soldiers, lawyers, and writers justified and explained such events, and how they were represented in contemporary culture. On this basis, Renaissance Mass Murder reconstructs the terrifying individual experiences of civilians in the face of war and in doing so offers a story of human tragedy which redresses the balance of the history of the Italian Wars, and of Renaissance warfare, in favour of the civilian and away from the din of battle. This volume also places mass murder in a broader historical context and challenges claims that such violence was unusual or in decline in early modern Europe. Finally, it shows that women often suffered disproportionately from this violence and that immunity for them, as for their children, was often partially developed or poorly respected. --
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Publisher's website
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Bowd, Stephen D.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • Mass murder
  • Violence
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Mass murder
  • Violence
  • Italy
Label
Renaissance mass murder : civilians and soldiers during the Italian wars, Stephen D. Bowd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-278) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Introduction and overview -- Introduction -- A brief history of the Italian wars -- Part II : War and mass murder : practices -- Why mass murder happened -- The experiences of civilians -- Part III : War and mass murder : theories -- Civilians and theories of war -- The Machiavellian massacre -- Part IV : War and mass murder : representations -- remembering and representing the massacre -- 'With pain/pen' -- Conclusion
Control code
1039605203
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780198832614
Lccn
2018945129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1039605203
Label
Renaissance mass murder : civilians and soldiers during the Italian wars, Stephen D. Bowd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Introduction and overview -- Introduction -- A brief history of the Italian wars -- Part II : War and mass murder : practices -- Why mass murder happened -- The experiences of civilians -- Part III : War and mass murder : theories -- Civilians and theories of war -- The Machiavellian massacre -- Part IV : War and mass murder : representations -- remembering and representing the massacre -- 'With pain/pen' -- Conclusion
Control code
1039605203
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780198832614
Lccn
2018945129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1039605203

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