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Author Loetz, Francisca (Historian)

Title A New Approach to the History of Violence : "Sexual Assault" and "Sexual Abuse" in Europe, 1500-1850
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Series Studies in Central European Histories
Studies in Central European histories.
Contents Preface; List of Tables and Diagrams; Chapter 1 Getting to Grips-Methodological Clarifications; 1.1 Between the Disciplines-Violence as a Research Problem; 1.2 Violence-Questions of Definition; 1.3 "Sexual Assault" and "Sexual Abuse" in Zurich-An Example of Violence in Europe; 1.4 Sexualized Violence-Research Tendencies; 1.5 Court Records-Specific Speech Actions in Written Form; Chapter 2 Rape and Sexual Abuse in Zurich-Empirical Findings; 2.1 "Sexual Assault" and "Sexual Abuse"-Grey Areas in Medicine, Law and Theology; 2.2 Step by Step-On the Way to the Court
2.3 Cases-Much in the Dark2.4 Women-Between Respectability and Prostitution; 2.5 Children-Little Adults, or Not Adults at All; 2.6 "Real" Men-Men "in Need"; 2.7 Social Environment-Sanctioning, Being in the Know, Intervening; 2.8 Trials at Court-Prosecuting, Defending, Negotiating; 2.9 Focus on the Body-Little Space for Emotions; 2.10 "Judging Right"-Sin as a Public Order Offense; Chapter 3 The Case for Historicizing Violence-Programmatic Perspectives; 3.1 Historicizing of Violence as a Project-What are the Challenges?; 3.2 Understanding Violence-What Makes Violence What It is?
3.3 Constellations of Violence-Who Acts in What Way?3.4 The Meaning of Violence-What is the Problem?; 3.5 Violence as Taboo and Non-taboo-How Does Violence Become a Topic?; Appendix: Tables; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary On the basis of the example of sexualized violence in Zurich between 1500 and 1850, the study criticizes the reduction of violence to illegitimate physical harm and discusses how a history of interpersonal violence in pre-modern Europe could be further developed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rape -- Europe -- History.
Sex crimes -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Selle, Rosemary
ISBN 9004297286