By Victor Kiernan,David Blackbourn
For centuries, duelling performed an necessary function within the maintenance of the aristocratic order in Europe, defying makes an attempt by means of either church and country to prohibit the perform. furthermore, the romance and drama of the duel has made it a permanent fixture in motion pictures, literature, and the theatre.
In The Duel in ecu History, popular historian Victor Kiernan writes along with his attribute wit and perception of duelling's evolution from its medieval origins – whilst it was once considered as a badge of rank - to the early 20th century, through which time it was once noticeable as an irrational anachronism. In doing so, he exhibits how the duelling culture used to be whatever detailed to Europe and its colonies, and, in its contribution to the improvement of the officer corps, performed a key half in shaping ecu army power.
Drawing on an enormous variety of old and cultural assets, this is often the definitive account of a violent ritual that keeps to fascinate even today.
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The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy by Victor Kiernan,David Blackbourn