A pioneering analysis of duelling, politeness and civility in early modern England.
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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