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duel in European history honour and the reign of aristocracy by V. G. Kiernan

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Dueling -- Europe -- History.,
  • Dueling in literature,
  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- Europe -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementV.G. Kiernan.
LC ClassificationsCR4595.E85 K54 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 348 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21315712M
ISBN 100192851284

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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.5/5(2). Renowned historian Victor Kiernan explores these questions and more in The Duel in European History. With wit and insight, Kiernan provides an entertaining history of the evolution of the ritual of the duel, beginning with its medieval origins—when it was regarded as a badge of rank—and following the practice up to the early twentieth. In The Duel in European History, renowned historian Victor Kiernan writes with his characteristic wit and insight of duelling's evolution from its medieval origins – when it was regarded as a badge of rank - to the early twentieth century, by which time it was seen as an irrational anachronism. In doing so, he shows how the duelling tradition. 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.

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