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Title: Better occasional murders than frequent adulteries : banditry, violence and sacrifice in the Mediterranean
Authors: Sant Cassia, Paul
Keywords: Mediterranean Region -- Economic conditions -- Case studies
Violence -- History
Sacrifice -- Mediterranean Region
Nationalism -- Mediterranean Region
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Sant Cassia, P. (2000). Better occasional murders than frequent adulteries: banditry, violence and sacrifice in the Mediterranean. History and Anthropology, 12(1), 65-99.
Abstract: This article explores both the conditions that led to widespread violence and banditry in the Mediterranean up till the early 19th century, and the mechanisms operative to extract consent and complicity at the grassroots. It then examines how in popular imagination the brutal state execution of bandits turned them into popular figures of peasant suffering. It concludes by exploring the reasons for the polyvalence of banditry at different social levels.
ISSN: 02757206
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