Sanctioned Violence in Early China

Sanctioned Violence in Early China

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Reinterprets the transformation of China (in the fifth to third centuries B.C.) from a league of city states to a unified, autocratic state by examining the changing forms of permitted violence in warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishment, and vengeance. Also describes the new pattern of violence and its place in the myths and theories that rationalized political authority, social organization, and the values of the ruling elite. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORConclusion The Eastern Zhou states were dominated by an aristocracy that defined itself through performance of the aquot;great services, aquot; which consisted of offering sacrifice at the altars of the ancestral temple and the state, and winning booty andanbsp;...

Title:Sanctioned Violence in Early China
Author: Mark Edward Lewis
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1990

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