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Conclusion

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The French nobility was acculturated to violence that coexisted with courtliness. Feuding is indelibly associated with the Middle Ages, with a culture that is opposed to modernity. But, in fact, ... More


So Are We Making Any Progress?

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the progress made from the days in which language conflicts were settled by duels to their replacement by present day defamation law suits, concluding that although much progress ... More


 Keeping Your Balance

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the existence of Nash equilibria. The existence problem is first introduced with pure-strategy reaction curves for Noisy and Silent Duel. A proof of John Nash's existence ... More


HONOR SLAPS AND SWORDS

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Insult may essentially involve a kind of shock, a disruption of expectations, a slap in the face. In honor one seeks to save face and social status may be preserved by social rules and rituals, such ... More


Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Stuart Carroll

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The rise of civilised conduct and behaviour has long been considered as one of the major factors in the transformation from medieval to modern society. Thinkers and historians alike argue that ... More


Drink and Disorder

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Reformers blamed alehouses and taverns for encouraging drunkenness, violence, bawdiness, and gambling, and were determined to regulate them more closely. Building on pre-war campaigns, they sought to ... More


Women, Sex, and Vindicatory Violence

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In early modern France, the origins of laws controlling marriage and sexuality were formulated in contingent political contexts whose implications for state building are ambiguous. Moreover, royal ... More


Quantifying Violence

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Even after the end of the civil wars, the duelling craze continued in France. The propensity to feud and duel ran in families. By quantifying violence involving the nobles, this chapter looks at the ... More


Violence and Royal Authority in the Seventeenth Century

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Unlike his predecessor, King Henri IV of France was a man whom even his enemies could respect; a fearless warrior and bon viveur who placed politics above religious scruple. Indeed after the final ... More


Solutions

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

When Louis XIV assumed personal control of the French government in March 1661, the problems caused by aristocratic violence seemed superficially similar to those faced by his grandfather and father ... More


Escalation: From Verbal Duel to Vindicatory Exchange

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Feud is often used as a convenient shorthand for its most violent manifestation, the vengeance killing. In early modern France, however, feuding was concerned as much with lawsuits and arbitration as ... More


Combat

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the realities of Renaissance combat in France. Sword fighting during the Renaissance was predominantly offensive — it taught how to kill as rapidly and as efficiently as ... More


The Rage of the Gods

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Where vengeance killings or duels took place in the full glare of the public gaze they were thereby legitimised. The ritual elements of combat have been exaggerated, but it is undoubtedly true that ... More


Duelling Beaux

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Discusses Law's duel with Edmund Wilson in Bloomsbury Square, 1694. Some tentative explanations for the duel including the use of the Love‐Letters Between a Certain Late Nobleman and the Famous Mr. ... More


The Edinburgh Environment in 1705

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Discusses the debate in the Scottish Parliament over Law's monetary proposals for the establishment of a land bank along with an aborted duel by two Parliamentarians on the issue.


Fighting over Defamatory Language

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After a brief history of the development of defamation law and an equally brief introduction to the linguistic aspects of defamation cases, this chapter takes Tiersma's (1978) advice that libel and ... More


Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Donna T. Andrew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: dueling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. It also discusses ... More


Introduction: Two Duels

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter introduces the book with an account of the duels in which John Scott and Sir Alexander Boswell were killed.


‘Too precipitate’?: William Wilberforce and Barbara Spooner

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with an account of Wilberforce’s Practical View (1797). It then describes his precipitate engagement in Bath to Barbara Spooner. The couple’s honeymoon was spent visiting Hannah ... More


The Runners in a New Age of Policing, 1792–1815

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the consequences of the French Revolution and the war that began in 1793 and came to a final conclusion only in 1815. The runners’ work was directly affected by the ... More


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