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The book Violence in Medieval Europe explains violence in the Middle Ages in Europe and what situations people were justified in using violence The book tries to discredit the notion that the Middle Ages are violent and instead makes the readers think that in some situations violence was allowed in what would otherwise not be allowed Violence in the Middle Ages is explained as being very graphic and descriptions of it as graphic and the details are explicit Violence in the book is described as just another part of life It talks about how the violence back then connects to violence today and talks about in what contexts it is allowed It talks about the essentially lawless period beginning after the fall of the Roman Empire and how violence was used Instead of there being law there just feudal estates in which lords had ruled Whatever the lord had said would be the law and there was no higher power to punish anyone if they had the power or money Violence was used to solve land disputes and other insults It was used by kings and even justified by religion stating that good Christians used violence whenever necessary to protect churches and to punish those that caused harm to the church After the Middle Ages we begin to see the formation of nations which were equipped to have the formation of laws some of which are the foundation of the western world The Middle Ages had gotten its violence reputation from primarily movies television shows and other role playing games that are out there but this book shows that it is not the simplistic 1 The book illustrates that violence was used for many reasons and that legitimate violence was that who often had the most power The authors argument pretty much was spelled out as saying that the Middle Ages were not violent as people think they are People from
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