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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47843-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37869-9
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