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The Resource Mass violence & the self : from the French wars of religion to the Paris Commune, Howard G. Brown

Mass violence & the self : from the French wars of religion to the Paris Commune, Howard G. Brown

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Mass violence & the self : from the French wars of religion to the Paris Commune
Title
Mass violence & the self
Title remainder
from the French wars of religion to the Paris Commune
Statement of responsibility
Howard G. Brown
Title variation
Mass violence and the self
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Language
eng
Summary
Mass Violence and the Self explores the earliest visual and textual depictions of personal suffering caused by the French Wars of Religion of 1562-98, the Fronde of 1648-52, the French Revolutionary Terror of 1793-94, and the Paris Commune of 1871. The development of novel media from pamphlets and woodblock printing to colored lithographs, illustrated newspapers, and collodion photography helped to determine cultural, emotional, and psychological responses to these four episodes of mass violence. Howard G. Brown's richly illustrated and conceptually innovative book shows how the increasingly effective communication of the suffering of others combined with interpretive bias to produce what may be understood as collective traumas. Seeing these responses as collective traumas reveals their significance in shaping new social identities that extended beyond the village or neighborhood. Moreover, acquiring a sense of shared identity, whether as Huguenots, Parisian bourgeois, French citizens, or urban proletarians, was less the cause of violent conflict than the consequence of it. Combining neuroscience, art history, and biography studies, Brown explores how collective trauma fostered a growing salience of the self as the key to personal identity. In particular, feeling empathy and compassion in response to depictions of others' emotional suffering intensified imaginative self-reflection. Protestant martyrologies, revolutionary "autodefenses," and personal diaries are examined in the light of cultural trends such as the interiorization of piety, the culture of sensibility, and the birth of urban modernism to reveal how representations of mass violence helped to shape the psychological processes of the self
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Midwest
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Brown, Howard G
Dewey number
303.60944
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Violence
  • Political violence
  • Psychic trauma
  • Collective memory
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Group identity
  • Self (Philosophy)
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adult
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Mass violence & the self : from the French wars of religion to the Paris Commune, Howard G. Brown
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12425995
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781501730726
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12425995
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remote
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12425995
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Mass violence & the self : from the French wars of religion to the Paris Commune, Howard G. Brown
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12425995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781501730726
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12425995
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12425995
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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