Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

IMPORTANT! Boomerang Books will be offline for at least two hours on Monday 25 September in order to change web hosting providers.

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.

Buy Foundations of Violence by Grace M. Jantzen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Other Editions - Foundations of Violence by Grace M. Jantzen

Book Reviews - Foundations of Violence by Grace M. Jantzen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Foundations of Violence book by Grace M. Jantzen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Grace M. Jantzen

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

Books By Grace M. Jantzen

Forever fluid by Grace M. Jantzen
Paperback, May 2014
$34.19
Becoming Divine by Grace M. Jantzen
Paperback, November 1998
$39.59
Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism by Grace M. Jantzen
Paperback, November 1995
$66.56