Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Author(s): 
Carroll, Stuart
ISBN: 
0199290458
Date published: 
June 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

French manners and civility were the model for European civilization, while feud is associated with backward societies. Yet in France thousands of men died in duels in which the supposed rules of honour were regularly flouted. In this detailed and original book Stuart Carroll explores the nature of vengeance and reveals the dark side of Renaissance civilization.