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Violence and Visibility in Modern History

  • Jürgen Martschukat
  • Silvan Niedermeier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Violence and Visibility: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Jürgen Martschukat, Silvan Niedermeier
      Pages 1-23
  3. Torture By Any Other Name: Prelude to Guantanamo

  4. Visibilities of Crime, Policing, and Punishment

  5. Visibilities of Warfare

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-305

About this book


Despite the claims of Steven Pinker and others, violence has remained a historical constant since the Enlightenment, even though its forms and visibility have been radically transformed. Accordingly, the studies gathered here recast debate over violence in modern societies by undermining teleological and reassuring narratives of progress.


Civil War enlightenment Germany history Holocaust Modern History punishment society violence Wehrmacht

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Martschukat
    • 1
  • Silvan Niedermeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Erfurt UniversityGermany

About the editors

Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University, USA Thomas Weitin, University of Konstanz, Germany Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College, USA Martha Hodes, New York University, USA Amy Louise Wood, Illinois State University, USA Michael Wildt, Humboldt University, Germany Annette Jael Lehmann, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Petra Bopp, University of Jena, Germany Jan Taubitz, University of Erfurt, Germany Sebastian Jobs, University of Sydney, Australia Dora Apel, Wayne State University, USA

Bibliographic information


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