Belichaamde eer, wraak en vete - Een historisch- en cognitief-antropologische benadering | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 123, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0040-7518
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1163


historians to view violence, revenge (as a human emotion), and honour as human universals out of which a cultural phenomenon such as feud has arisen in the past and will arise again repeatedly in the future. Various cultures in the past have tried to avert feuding by means of compensation for the original violent act, often involving payment of a certain amount of goods or money. Such practices were codified in texts which describe what was required in order to compensate each different type of injury. The article ends by drawing attention to a reconsideration of the nature-nurture debate within anthropology and the cognitive sciences. Since anthropology has been a discipline which many historians have turned to for inspiration in the past, it may be profitable to be aware of this development.


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