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Jacoby, Russell
Bloodlust : on the roots of violence from Cain and Abel to the present / Russell Jacoby
Alternate Title On the roots of violence from Cain and Abel to the present
1st Free Press hardcover ed
New York : Free Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HM1116 .J33 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Violence -- History
Violence -- Psychological aspects
Genocide -- History
Genocide -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description xvi, 233 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-221) and index
Contents "Kinsmen, neighbors, and compatriots" -- Uncivil wars -- Genocide in history : kill thy neighbor -- Fearful symmetries
Summary Russell Jacoby argues that violence erupts most often, and most savagely, between those of us most closely related. Weaving together the biblical story of Cain and Abel, Freud's "narcissism of minor differences," insights on anti-Semitism and misogyny, as well as fresh analyses of "civil" bloodbaths from the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in the sixteenth century to genocide and terrorism in our own time, Jacoby turns history inside out to offer a provocative new understanding of violent confrontation over the centuries

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