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Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Hannah Skoda


This book provides a detailed analysis of medieval brutality, focusing upon Paris and Artois, a thriving region of northern France in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. It examines how violence was conceptualised in this period, and uses this framework to investigate street violence, tavern brawls, urban uprisings, student misbehaviour and domestic violence. The interactions between these various forms of violence are examined in order to demonstrate the complex and communicative nature of medieval brutality. What is often dismissed as dysfunctional behaviour is shown to have ... More

Keywords: violence, paris, artois, medieval tavern, urban uprisings, medieval students, domestic violence, street violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670833
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Skoda, author
Fellow and Tutor in History, St John's College, Oxford; University Lecturer in History