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Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Grégoire Chamayou


Touching on issues of power, authority, and domination, this book takes an in-depth look at the hunting of humans in the West, from ancient Sparta, through the Middle Ages, to the modern practices of chasing undocumented migrants. Incorporating historical events and philosophical reflection, the book examines the systematic and organized search for individuals and small groups on the run because they have defied authority, committed crimes, seemed dangerous simply for existing, or been categorized as subhuman or dispensable. The book begins in ancient Greece, where young Spartans hunted and ki ... More

Keywords: power, authority, domination, heretics, hunting, subhuman, marginal society, manhunting, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691151656
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grégoire Chamayou, author
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin