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Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330 [Book Review]

Brown, Warren (2014) Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330 [Book Review]. European Review of History, 21 (1). pp. 119-121. ISSN 1350-7486.

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Skoda’s book deals with violence in a very specific context: Paris and the cities of Artois in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. She likewise has a particular focus: violence as a means of communication. Her violence is therefore carried out in public view, or joins private to public spaces: violence in the streets, in taverns, by university students, in the service of urban uprisings, and within the home. To find it, Skoda surveys an impressively broad array of sources: judicial and other legal sources, but also literature of various stripes, such as hagiography, sermons and religious exempla.

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Additional Information:© 2014, Warren Brown. Published online: 23 Jan 2014. Book review of: Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270–1330, edited by Hannah Skoda, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, xiii þ 282 pp., (hardback), ISBN 978-0199670833.
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