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Description - Foundations of Violence by Grace M. Jantzen

The pursuit and love of death has characterized Western culture since Homeric times. Foundations of Violence enters the ancient world of Homer, Plato and Aristotle to explore the genealogy of violence in Western thought. It uncovers the origins of ideas of death from the 'beautiful death' of Homeric heroes through to the gendered misery of war. Jantzen examines the tensions between those who tried to eliminate fear of death by denying its significance, and those like Plotinus who looked to another world for life and beauty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415290333
ISBN-10: 0415290333
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Grace M. Jantzen

Grace M Jantzen is Research Professor of Religion, Culture and Gender at the University of Manchester.

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