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The Changing Face of Violence

Joel F. Harrington

The Changing Face of Violence
How far have we come? Execution of a corrupt finance minister and thieving youth in Augsburg, 1579. (Credit: Zentralbibliothek Zurich)
A debate has kicked off among scholars on whether we have become inherently more peaceful. A more important question is whether we actually understand the many forms violence takes.
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Joel F. Harrington is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and author of The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013).