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The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour
     

The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour

by Lorraine Daston, Quentin Skinner, Markku Peltonen
 

ISBN-10: 0521025206

ISBN-13: 9780521025201

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguments about the practice of the duel in early modern England were widespread. Markku Peltonen, the distinguished intellectual historian, examines the debate, and reveals how the moral and ideological status of duelling was considered within a much broader cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. Understanding the duel involves knowing crucial

Overview

Arguments about the practice of the duel in early modern England were widespread. Markku Peltonen, the distinguished intellectual historian, examines the debate, and reveals how the moral and ideological status of duelling was considered within a much broader cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. Understanding the duel involves knowing crucial issues in the cultural and ideological history of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging study engages the attention of a significant audience of historians and cultural and literary scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521025201
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Ideas in Context Series , #65
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The rise of civil courtesy and the duelling theory in Elizabethan and early Stuart England; 2. The Jacobean anti-duelling campaign; 3. Duelling, civility and honour in Restoration and Augustan England; 4. Anti-duelling campaigns 1660-1720; 5. Politeness, duelling and honour in Bernard Mandeville; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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