The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy



❰Download❯ ➺ The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy Author Victor G. Kiernan – E17streets4all.co.uk The romance and drama of the duel has made it an enduring attraction in novels, plays, and operas but it takes on a deeper significance when considered in its social, evolutionary setting From medieva in European PDF/EPUB Ä The romance and drama of the duel has made it an enduring attraction in novels, plays, and operas but it takes on a deeper significance when considered in its social, evolutionary setting From medieval times, the privilege of duelling was regarded as a badge of rank, an assertion of preeminence by Europe s dominant classes This book describes the evolution of the duel from its medieval origins to the early th century It also looks at the opinions about duelling in different areas and historical eras, as reflected The Duel eBook ¶ in legislation, church pronouncements, and the works of philosophers such as Montesquieu, and writers like Walter Scott Kiernan discusses the duel as something unique to Europe and its colonies, its practice in Ireland and Scotland compared with English practice, what women thought of it, and how it contributed to the development of an officer corps, throwing new light on the long ascendancy of aristocratic classes and their values in European history.The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy

in European PDF/EPUB Ä Professor Victor Gordon Kiernan was a British Marxist historian and a former member of the Communist Party Historians Group with a particular focus on the history of imperialism.

The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of
    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader duelling was regarded as a badge of rank, an assertion of preeminence by Europe s dominant classes This book describes the evolution of the duel from its medieval origins to the early th century It also looks at the opinions about duelling in different areas and historical eras, as reflected The Duel eBook ¶ in legislation, church pronouncements, and the works of philosophers such as Montesquieu, and writers like Walter Scott Kiernan discusses the duel as something unique to Europe and its colonies, its practice in Ireland and Scotland compared with English practice, what women thought of it, and how it contributed to the development of an officer corps, throwing new light on the long ascendancy of aristocratic classes and their values in European history."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy
  • Victor G. Kiernan
  • English
  • 15 May 2017
  • 0198225660

10 thoughts on “The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy

  1. says:

    Moore found in dueling annals astonishing proofs of the force and prevalence of wayward fashion over sound judgment and reason of the despotic tyranny and usurpation of the flitting phantom honour Throughout history societies have lived within the walls and under the roof of ideas and conventions slowly drying up into things they could only half or fitfully believe in, but could not break away from, for fear of a disruption of the social fabric Men are always dying, a Great War essayist Moore found in dueling annals astonishing proofs of the force and prevalence of wayward fashion over sound judgment and reason of the despotic tyranny and usurpation of the flitting phantom honour Throughout history societies have lived within the walls and under the roof of ideas and conventions slowly drying up into things they could only half or fitfully believe in, but could not break away from, for fear of a disruption of the social fabric Men are always dying, a Great War essayist wrote, for other people s opinions, prejudices they have inherited from someone else, ideas they have borrow second hand Modern man,than his ancestors, has an overblown false consciousness, a brain stuffed not mainly with lessons from life, but with the thinking of whole generations and centuries, heavy enough to weigh down the feeble carrier and today ghostly voices find sponsors to supply them with megaphones For the same shabby reasons men have always been killing, as well as being killed Kiernan 328 329 This book is extremely well written in a scholarly sense, though perhaps too scholarly and demanding of a text for most laymen with only a passing interest in the subject to enjoy If you have a background in literature, you will be delighted for the treasures found therein, for, in truth, it has perhaps 20 timesmaterial on dueling gleaned from works of literature than it does from actual historical accounts, though the level of familiarity that Kiernan shows from his selective and erudite use of literary sources is nothing less than completely masterful Not light reading, but a very important source for study on this topic, martial arts, culture, and the evolution of combat sports in the West in general for bare knuckle boxing and gloved boxing arose out of dueling culture I still wish for acomprehensive study of dueling throughout European and world history even though this study purports to be a study of dueling in Europe and it does cover much of European history , the focus is largely on England and Scotland, though France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Italy are also given substantial coverage It would be a very important scholarly work indeed that covered dueling throughout the world throughout history One of the most interesting qualities of the text is its interrogation of the worth of dueling itself as it was represented and dealt with throughout the ages, and the relationship of this questioning to ideas and ideals of class, nobility, gentility, and violence itself

  2. says:

    _ _

  3. says:

    I would have loved to read a book about the duel in European history This is a book about Marxist class struggle, somehow blaming the masculine strongman culture of Germanic Europe Then again, the book hardly touches the subject before the age of Knights Just a few pages are spent on the actual origin of the duel Germanic honor and nothing is explained about it See Jan de Vries book Die geistige Welt der Germanen to actually understand Germanic honor culture, and why duels mattered to t I would have loved to read a book about the duel in European history This is a book about Marxist class struggle, somehow blaming the masculine strongman culture of Germanic Europe Then again, the book hardly touches the subject before the age of Knights Just a few pages are spent on the actual origin of the duel Germanic honor and nothing is explained about it See Jan de Vries book Die geistige Welt der Germanen to actually understand Germanic honor culture, and why duels mattered to them This book won t explain any such thing to you

  4. says:

    The book is informative but deceptively old fashioned Kiernan s remarks on Eastern despotism contrasted to freewheeling Western aristos calls back to De Quincey s writings on the Caesars I was very surprised to find the book was published in 1988, because I would have placed it before WW2 at the very latest.

  5. says:

    Dryer than I expected considering the subject matter, but helpful consideration of how dueling tied to exclusive privileges in the face of the bourgeois expansion in wealth and power in Europe.I read this as part of my project to read one book from every aisle of Olin Library at Cornell you can read my reactions to other books from the project here fuller review reaction will follow on my website Dryer than I expected considering the subject matter, but helpful consideration of how dueling tied to exclusive privileges in the face of the bourgeois expansion in wealth and power in Europe.I read this as part of my project to read one book from every aisle of Olin Library at Cornell you can read my reactions to other books from the project here fuller review reaction will follow on my website

  6. says:

    This book is packed with anecdotes and references that only someone with both an extensive education in the arts and history, AND with a good memory for trivia will be able to understand Heck, I ve been a Jeopardy contestant and many of these references go over my head.When you combine that with some vaguely racist and sexist comments you end up with a book that reads like it was written in 1887 instead of 1987 The author clearly knew his subject, but it s hard for me to easily recommend this This book is packed with anecdotes and references that only someone with both an extensive education in the arts and history, AND with a good memory for trivia will be able to understand Heck, I ve been a Jeopardy contestant and many of these references go over my head.When you combine that with some vaguely racist and sexist comments you end up with a book that reads like it was written in 1887 instead of 1987 The author clearly knew his subject, but it s hard for me to easily recommend this to the lay reader

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *