A violent world? Changes and limits to large-scale violence in early modernity
June 29 – July 1 2017
All Souls College, University of Oxford
This conference brings global approaches to the history of violence, reassessing the nature of violence during the early modern period. Integrating warfare and other crucial forms of large-scale violence with recent scholarship on the history of collective and inter-personal violence, this three-day conference will probe historical assumptions about the limits of violence and its decline during the early modern period.
Speakers include: Wayne Lee, Anthony McFarlane, Stuart Carroll, Pratyay Nath, Brian Sandberg, Cecile Vidal, Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow, Richard Reid, and James Belich.
1 July, Saturday
9 am Session 7: Revolutionary Violence
Joseph Clarke (Trinity College, Dublin): ‘Preaching Philosophy at Bayonet Point’: Violence and the French Revolutionary Wars
Anthony McFarlane (University of Warwick), Counter-Revolutionary Violence in Spanish America, 1810-1825.
Chair: Stuart Carroll (York)
10.30 Tea and Coffee, Dining Hall
11 am Session 8: Patterns of Violent Conquests
Lauren Benton (Vanderbilt): The Law of Small Wars: Rethinking Conquest in the Atlantic World Wayne Lee (UNC): Conquer, Extract, and Perhaps Govern: Comparative Landscapes, Logistics, and Violence in the Early Modern World
Chair: Marie Houllemare (Amiens / Institute Universitaire de France)
12.30 Lunch and concluding discussion
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