Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery

Malte Griesse (Editor), Monika Renate Barget (Editor), David de Boer (Editor)

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In the early modern period, images of revolts and violence became increasingly important tools to legitimize or contest political structures. 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. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-46194-9
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-46194-9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesBrill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History


  • history
  • book history
  • early modern
  • media history
  • legal history
  • visual culture
  • cultural studies
  • art history


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