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Description - Violence and Community by Ioannis K. Xydopoulos

Violence and community were intimately linked in the ancient world. While various aspects of violence have been long studied on their own (warfare, revolution, murder, theft, piracy), there has been little effort so far to study violence as a unified field and explore its role in community formation. This volume aims to construct such an agenda by exploring the historiography of the study of violence in antiquity, and highlighting a number of important paradoxes of ancient violence. It explores the forceful nexus between wealth, power and the passions by focusing on three major aspects that link violence and community: the attempts of communities to regulate and canalise violence through law, the constitutive role of violence in communal identities, and the ways in which communities dealt with violence in regards to private and public space, landscapes and territories. The contributions to this volume range widely in both time and space: temporally, they cover the full span from the archaic to the Roman imperial period, while spatially they extend from Athens and Sparta through Crete, Arcadia and Macedonia to Egypt and Israel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472448323
ISBN-10: 1472448324
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-May-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ioannis K. Xydopoulos

Ioannis K. Xydopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His publications include Social and Economic Relations between Macedonians and the Other Greeks (2006) and The Perception of Ancient Thracians in Classical Historiography (2007). Kostas Vlassopoulos is Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek History at the University of Crete. His publications include Unthinking the Greek Polis: Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism (2007), Politics: Antiquity and its Legacy (2010) and Greeks and Barbarians (2013). Eleni Tounta is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her publications include The Western sacrum imperium and the Byzantine Empire (2008), Usurping Ritual (with Dr. Gerald Schwedler, 2010) and Medieval Mirrors of Power: Historians and Narratives in the Norman South of Italy (2012).

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