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Provocation and Responsibility$
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Jeremy Horder

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198256960

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256960.001.0001

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The Seventeenth Century

The Seventeenth Century

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(p.23) 2 The Seventeenth Century
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Provocation and Responsibility
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Jeremy Horder

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256960.003.0003

This chapter discusses developments in the 17th century, when the foundations of the modern doctrine of provocation were laid. It is during this time that the threshold conditions for the availability of mitigation provided by the doctrine were developed. The first section briefly describes the categories of sufficient provocation. The second section considers provoked retaliation and the concept of honour in early modern England. The third section discusses the development of the four categories of provocation. The fourth section explores the link between honour and virtue in the case of a just retaliation.

Keywords:   provoked retaliation, just retaliation, 17th century, honour, virtue

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