Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 019929934X
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 292
Author: Alexandra Shepard
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB 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. Patriarchal concepts of manhood existed in tension both with anti-patriarchal forms of resistance and with alternative codes of manhood which were sometimes primarily defined independently of patriarchal imperatives. As a result the differences within each sex, as well as between them, were intrinsic to the practice of patriarchy and the social distribution of its dividends in early modern England.


Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Filename: meanings-of-manhood-in-early-modern-england.pdf
ISBN: 0198208189
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 292
Author: Alexandra Shepard
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB 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. Patriarchal concepts of manhood existed in tension both with anti-patriarchal forms of resistance and with alternative codes of manhood which were sometimes primarily defined independently of patriarchal imperatives. As a result the differences within each sex, as well as between them, were intrinsic to the practice of patriarchy and the social distribution of its dividends in early modern England.


Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Filename: meanings-of-manhood-in-early-modern-england.pdf
ISBN: 0191716618
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 292
Author: Alexandra Shepard
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Download and read online Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB This study explores the diverse and varied meanings of manhood in early modern England and their complex, and often contested, relationship with patriarchal principles.


Accounting for Oneself

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ISBN: 9780191017445
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Number of pages: 384
Author: Alexandra Shepard
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Accounting for Oneself in PDF and EPUB Accounting for Oneself is a major new study of the social order in early modern England, as viewed and articulated from the bottom up. Engaging with how people from across the social spectrum placed themselves within the social order, it pieces together the language of self-description deployed by over 13,500 witnesses in English courts when answering questions designed to assess their creditworthiness. Spanning the period between 1550 and 1728, and with a broad geographical coverage, this study explores how men and women accounted for their 'worth' and described what they did for a living at differing points in the life-cycle. A corrective to top-down, male-centric accounts of the social order penned by elite observers, the perspective from below testifies to an intricate hierarchy based on sophisticated forms of social reckoning that were articulated throughout the social scale. A culture of appraisal was central to the competitive processes whereby people judged their own and others' social positions. For the majority it was not land that was the yardstick of status but moveable property-the goods and chattels in people's possession ranging from livestock to linens, tools to trading goods, tables to tubs, clothes to cushions. Such items were repositories of wealth and the security for the credit on which the bulk of early modern exchange depended. Accounting for Oneself also sheds new light on women's relationship to property, on gendered divisions of labour, and on early modern understandings of work which were linked as much to having as to getting a living. The view from below was not unchanging, but bears witness to the profound impact of widening social inequality that opened up a chasm between the middle ranks and the labouring poor between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. As a result, not only was the social hierarchy distorted beyond recognition, from the later-seventeenth century there was also a gradual yet fundamental reworking of the criteria informing the calculus of esteem.


From Courtesy to Civility

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ISBN: 019821765X
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 311
Author: Anna Bryson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online From Courtesy to Civility in PDF and EPUB Anna Bryson explores the often entertaining evidence for Tudor and Stuart ideas of bodily decency and decorum, table manners and polite conversation.


Anxious Masculinity in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 0521485886
Release Date: 1996-03-14
Number of pages: 225
Author: Mark Breitenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Anxious Masculinity in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB Explores the importance of heterosexual masculine identity in Renaissance literature and culture.


The Duel in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 1139436694
Release Date: 2003-01-30
Number of pages:
Author: Markku Peltonen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Duel in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB 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 show 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. 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 and cultural and literary scholars.


Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period

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ISBN: 9781409432395
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 328
Author: Susan Broomhall
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period in PDF and EPUB Documenting lived experiences of men in charge of others, this collection creates a social and cultural history of early modern governing masculinities. Through a wide range of case studies, contributors explore what distinctions can be seen in ideas of authoritative masculine behaviour across Protestant and Catholic cultures, British and Continental models, from the late medieval to the end of the eighteenth century, and between urban and national expressions of authority.


Beard Fetish in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781409435693
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 300
Author: Mark Albert Johnston
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Beard Fetish in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value uniquely focuses on representations of facial hair for early modern culture and analyzes the role fetish plays in naturalizing categories like sex and gender. Author Johnston explores how beards in all their variety-including beardlessness and female beards-are freighted with cultural and psychic significance, materializing complex and contradictory value in multiple registers.


The Economy of Obligation

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ISBN: 0312215657
Release Date: 1998-10-15
Number of pages: 453
Author: Craig Muldrew
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online The Economy of Obligation in PDF and EPUB In an excellent work of scholarship, Craig Muldrew seeks to redefine the early modern English economy by rejecting the concept of capitalism. Muldrew argues that actual money was used only in a limited number of exchanges, and that credit in terms of a "cultural currency" of trust based on household reputation was used to transact most business, until the late 16th century.


The Family in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9780521858762
Release Date: 2007-12-06
Number of pages: 244
Author: Helen Berry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Family in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB 2007 assessment of the most important research published in the past three decades on the English family.


Gender and Change

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ISBN: 9781405192279
Release Date: 2009-06-08
Number of pages: 294
Author: Alexandra Shepard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Gender and Change in PDF and EPUB Through a collection of essays by leading scholars on women′s history and gender history, Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation questions conventional chronologies while reassessing the relationship between gender, agency, continuity and change. Celebrates 20 years of the publication of the journal Gender & History Reflects the extent to which gender analysis suggests alternatives to conventional periodisation. For example, whether the European Renaissance can be classified as the same period of great cultural advance when viewed from the perspective of women Offers innovative historiographical and theoretical reflection on approaches to gender, agency, and change


Shakespeare and Masculinity

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ISBN: 0198711891
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 182
Author: Bruce R. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Shakespeare and Masculinity in PDF and EPUB Oxford Shakespeare Topics (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies relating to Shakespeare. Richard III, Romeo, Prince Harry, Malvolio, Hamlet, Lear, Antony, Coriolanus, Prospero: Shakespeare's roster of male protagonists is astonishingly various. Shakespeare and Masculinity juxtaposes these memorable characterswith the medical beliefs, ethical ideals, and social realities that shaped masculine identity for Shakespeare, as for his fellow actors and their audiences. At the same time it explores the process of male self-definition against various sorts of 'others' - women, foreigners, social inferiors, sodomites. Reflecting the truth that the plays' principal existence is in the live theatre, the book finishes with a transhistorical, multicultural survey of how masculinity has been performed in productions of Shakespeare's plays - in France, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, and elsewhere - and with a challenge to imagine masculinity in fuller and more satisfying ways.


Childhood Education and the Stage in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 1107094186
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Number of pages: 280
Author: Richard Preiss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Childhood Education and the Stage in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB What did childhood mean in early modern England? To answer this question, this book examines two key contemporary institutions: the school and the stage. The rise of grammar schools and universities, and of the professional stage featuring boy actors, reflect the culture's massive investment in children. In this collection, an international group of well-respected scholars examines how the representation of children by major playwrights and poets reflected the period's educational and cultural values. This book contains chapters that range from Shakespeare and Ben Jonson to the contemporary plays of Tom Stoppard, and that explore childhood in relation to classical humanism, medicine, art, and psychology, revealing how early modern performance and educational practices produced attitudes to childhood that still resonate to this day.


Hospitality in early modern England

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ISBN: UOM:39015018504103
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 452
Author: Felicity Heal
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Hospitality in early modern England in PDF and EPUB This is the first full-length study of the ideal and practice of hospitality in England between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. In early modern England, hospitality was regarded as a vital social virtue, comparable in significance to the maintenance of honesty or the proper pursuit of honor. Heal's careful study examines the ways in which this notion changed between 1400 and 1700, and demonstrates the significance of the forms and rituals attached to it. Her comprehensive analysis takes into account different social levels and various settings, providing a major contribution to our understanding of society and culture in early modern England.