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Duelling was not simply an English affair, but also a social practice indulged in and debated throughout Europe. Originally, the duel was perhaps not as regulated as we have come to think of it, and it proceeded from the disorder and the general violence of society. In spite of the image of the eighteenth century as an age of politeness, duels persisted in the eighteenth century, and their endurance cannot be understood without a reflection on their long history, which is also briefly sketched here.


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Alexis Tadié. Duelling. Encyclopédie numérique de la sociabilité britannique au cours du long dix-huitième siècle, 2021. ⟨hal-04253404⟩
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