Mad Blood Stirring: Vendetta and Factions in Friuli during the Renaissance: Vendetta in Renaissance Italy

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Mad Blood Stirring An account of the Udine carnival massacre in 1511, as well as the social structures and historical conflicts preceding it, this is an abridged version of the work for students and general readers. It finds that revenge and allegiance to factions were an alternative to failed political institutions. Full description

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"A model study of how vendetta and political disorder related to one another... Superbly documented."

--Times Literary Supplement

"A superbly researched book... The human detail is both vivid and coherent."

--Italian Studies

"An exceptional book accessible both to students and to general readers."

--History

"Muir is one of the best microhistorians of our day... His careful analysis, persuasive reasoning, impressive documentation, and lively prose demand close and careful attention. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in early modern Italy, and more widely, for those who study social or microhistory."

--Sixteenth-Century Journal

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In 1511, during a carnival in Udine, Italy, nobles were slaughtered, their castles looted and destroyed, and bodies were dismembered and fed to animals. Giving an account of the Udine carnival massacre, as well as the social structures and historical conflicts preceding it, this is an abridged version of the work for students and general readers. This edition shifts the focus from specialized scholarly analysis to the book's main theme - the role of vendetta in city and family politics. Uncovering many connections between the carnival motifs, hunting practice and vendetta rituals, the author finds that the massacre occurred because, at that point in Renaissance history, revenge and allegiance to factions provided the best alternative to failed political institutions. But the carnival massacre also marked a crossroads: the old mentality of vendetta was soon supplanted by the emerging sense that the direct expression of anger should be suppressed - to be replaced by duels.

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