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

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Overview

Arguments about the place and practice of the duel in early modern England were widespread. The distinguished intellectual historian Markku Peltonen examines this debate, and shows how the moral and ideological status of duelling was discussed within a much larger cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. The advocates of the duel, following Italian and French examples, contended that it maintained and enhanced politeness: its critics by contrast increasingly severed duelling from civility, and this separation became part of a vigorous attempt in the late seventeenth century and beyond to redefine civility, politeness and, indeed, the nature and evolution of Englishness. The book ends with a detailed and original analysis of Bernard Mandeville's influential theory of politeness, to which duelling was central. To understand the duel is to understand much more fully some crucial issues in the cultural and ideological history of Stuart England, and Markku Peltonen's study will thus engage the attention of a very wide audience of historians, cultural and literary scholars.
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"Markku Peltonen has written a revealing and thoughtful analysis of both the intellectual origins and ideological functions of dueling, arguing taht the practice entered English life as an appropriation of the Italian Renaissance notion of civility and increasingly served to legitimate native political and social values." - Seventeenth-Century News Brett F. Parker, University of South Carolina Upstate
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521025201
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Ideas in Context Series , #65
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Markku Peltonen is Senior Lecturer in General History, Department of History, University of Helsinki.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The rise of civil courtesy and the duelling theory in Elizabethan and early Stuart England 17
2 The Jacobean anti-duelling campaign 80
3 Duelling, civility and honour in Restoration and Augustan England 146
4 Anti-duelling campaigns 1660-1720 201
5 Politeness, duelling and honour in Bernard Mandeville 263
Epilogue 303
Bibliography 312
Index 347
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