Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 January 2019

304 Pages | 16 black and white figures/illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198832614

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Renaissance Mass Murder

Civilians and Soldiers During the Italian Wars

Stephen D. Bowd

  • Explores the devastating impact of war on the men and women of Renaissance Italy and Europe
  • Provides an overview and social history of the Italian wars, particularly highlighting the civilian experience
  • Highlights the impact of war on Italian culture during the sixteenth century
  • Places the Italian Wars, especially sacks of cities and massacres of civilians, in the context of the history of western violence including genocide and war crimes
  • Challenges claims that mass murder and violence was unusual or in decline in early modern Europe