Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
I. The structure of vindicatory violence The origins of dispute : blood and earth The origins of dispute : status and honour Honours and prerogatives Escalation : from verbal duel to vindicatory exchange Conspiracy Combat The rage of the gods II. Violence and society Justice and the law Peace Women, sex, and vindicatory violence III. Violence and the polity Quantifying violence The crisis of the religious wars Violence and royal authority in the seventeenth century Solutions.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -349) and index.