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By Francisca Loetz, Rosemary Selle

In the past, old study has handled violence in most cases near to conflict, homicide or bloodbath. Francisca Loetz argues for a brand new, complementary method of historical past of violence as an interpersonal kind of social motion skilled as unacceptable habit and aiming to subjugate the sufferer in way of life. studying circumstances of what the assets name "sexual attack" and "sexual abuse" within the urban nation of Zurich among 1500 and 1850, Loetz discusses primary methodological difficulties corresponding to: how can violence be outlined as an idea? What makes violence what it really is in a given society? Why is early sleek "sexual attack" and "sexual abuse" now not such as sleek rape and abuse? How does Zurich evaluate with pre-modern Europe?

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Sentencing him to a fine of 100 pounds for repeated extramarital sexual intercourse with his maid, the court decided on a sanction generally applied in cases of adultery. 68 Thus the court itself emphasized that a case officially declared as one of “immorality” might in fact be a case of “sexual assault”. Examining all the cases of Unzucht to test whether they might conceal Nothzucht would be an almost impossible task, given the sheer volume of work involved and the nature of the sources. Here too we cannot determine the number of sexual offenses.

Thus “conversation” does not mean having a polite talk, but refers to context-bound verbal exchange; hence the use of the phrase conversational implicature. On this explanation cf. Rolf (1994), 14. On the use of the verb “implicate” cf. Liedtke (1995). 67 On the problem of Grice’s distinction between what is said and what is not said as well as his conversation maxims, cf. Keller (1995), here: 5–12. 68 The determining of these conversation maxims continues to be debated in linguistics. Cf. the critical discussion in Rolf (1994), partic.

33 Cf. 3, p. 1826. 34 Cf. 21, p. 1826. Rape And Sexual Abuse In Zurich—empirical Findings 35 diagram 2 Cases of sexualized violence. Organization of the Zurich Courts 1798–1850. The court records do not often give us the chance to follow a case on its way through the various institutions. But the court collections of the 19th century prove that the case of Regula Walder did correspond to the required succession of courts. 35 The organigram shows that sexualized violence came under the competence of the two highest courts of the communal state of Zurich.

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