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, ORThis book provides new insight into the creation of the Chinese empire by examining the changing forms of permitted violence warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishments, and vengeance.
|Title||:||Sanctioned Violence in Early China|
|Author||:||Mark Edward Lewis|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1990|