The War of the Fists

The War of the Fists : Popular Culture and Public Violence in Late Renaissance Venice

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This social history explores early-modern Venetian society through the lens of the festive combat which involved all classes, but especially the city's more marginal workers. It employs four different topical approaches: the social geography of Venetian factionalism; the structure of combat itself; the festive world which grew up around the encounters, providing workers with an alternative society of their own; and the response of the Venetian patriciate, government and police to this largely uncontrollable, plebeian entertainment.show more

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  • Hardback | 239 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195084039
  • 9780195084030

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