Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

by Alexandra Shepard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198208189

ISBN-13: 9780198208181

Pub. Date: 10/09/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This path-breaking study explores the diverse and varied meanings of manhood in early modern England and their complex, and often contested, relationship with patriarchal principles. Using social, political and medical commentary, alongside evidence of social practice derived from court records, Dr Shepard argues that patriarchal ideology contained numerous

Overview

This path-breaking study explores the diverse and varied meanings of manhood in early modern England and their complex, and often contested, relationship with patriarchal principles. Using social, political and medical commentary, alongside evidence of social practice derived from court records, Dr Shepard argues that patriarchal ideology contained numerous contradictions, and that, while males were its primary beneficiaries, it was undermined and opposed by men as well as women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198208181
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/09/2003
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Modelling Manhood
1. The Constant Age
2. The Imagined Body of 'Man's Estate'
3. Models of Manhood
II. The Social Practice of Manhood
4. Youthful Excess and Fraternal Bonding
5. The Violence of Manhood
6. Respectability, Sex, and Status
7. Credit, Provision, and Worth
8. The 'Ancienter Sort'
Conclusion: Manhood, Patriarchy, and Gender in Early Modern England
Bibliography
Index

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