Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery

10 November 2021

This volume offers the first in-depth analysis of how early modern people produced and consumed violent imagery and assesses its role in memory practices, political mobilization, and the negotiation of cruelty and justice.

In the early modern period, images of revolts and violence became increasingly important tools to legitimize or contest political structures. Critically evaluating the traditional focus on Western European imagery, the case studies in this book draw on evidence from Russia, China, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, North America, and other regions. The contributors highlight the distinctions among visual cultures of violence, as well as their entanglements in networks of intensive transregional communication, early globalization, and European colonization.

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Editors: Malte Griesse, Monika Barget, and David de Boer 

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