Books et al.Sociology

Violence Tamed

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Science  18 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6083, pp. 803-804
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220392

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Examining patterns of violence in Europe, Muchembled finds that brutality and homicide have declined from the 13th century to the present and considers explanations for that change.