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

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

by Markku Peltonen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820626

ISBN-13: 9780521820622

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

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 issues…  See more details below

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:
9780521820622
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #65
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(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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