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.


Manhood in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781317884262
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Number of pages: 260
Author: Elizabeth A Foyster
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Manhood in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB This is the first book to focus on the relationships which men formed with their wives in early modern England, making it an important contribution to a new understanding of English, social, family, and gender history. Dr Foyster redresses the balance of historical research which has largely concentrated on the public lives of prominent men. The book looks at youth and courtship before marriage, male fears of their wives' gossip and sexual betrayal, and male friendships before and after marriage. Highlighted throughout is the importance of sexual reputation. Based on both legal records and fictional sources, this is a fascinating insight into the personal lives of ordinary men and women in early modern England.


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.


Eroticism in Early Modern Music

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ISBN: 9781317141723
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Number of pages: 328
Author: Bonnie J. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Eroticism in Early Modern Music in PDF and EPUB Eroticism in Early Modern Music contributes to a small but significant literature on music, sexuality, and sex in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Its chapters have grown from a long dialogue between a group of scholars, who employ a variety of different approaches to the repertoire: musical and visual analysis; archival and cultural history; gender studies; philology; and performance. By confronting musical, literary, and visual sources with historically situated analyses, the book shows how erotic life and sensibilities were encoded in musical works. Eroticism in Early Modern Music will be of value to scholars and students of early modern European history and culture, and more widely to a readership interested in the history of eroticism and sexuality.


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.


Manhood in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781317884279
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Number of pages: 264
Author: Elizabeth A. Foyster
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Manhood in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB This is the first book to focus on the relationships which men formed with their wives in early modern England, making it an important contribution to a new understanding of English, social, family, and gender history. Dr Foyster redresses the balance of historical research which has largely concentrated on the public lives of prominent men. The book looks at youth and courtship before marriage, male fears of their wives' gossip and sexual betrayal, and male friendships before and after marriage. Highlighted throughout is the importance of sexual reputation. Based on both legal records and fictional sources, this is a fascinating insight into the personal lives of ordinary men and women in early modern England.


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.


What is Masculinity

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ISBN: 9780230278134
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Number of pages: 461
Author: John H. Arnold
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online What is Masculinity in PDF and EPUB What is masculinity? Looked at across time - from antiquity to the modern day the contours of 'manliness' take on an intriguing complexity. As the various contributors to this volume demonstrate, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied considerably over time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, one not available to all men, and one sometimes even applied to certain women. This ground-breaking book presents a variety of new perspectives on the nature of masculinity, its social and political functions, and the methods by which historians and others might seek to analyse it. Each author provides both a case study of what masculinity means (or fails to mean) in a specific historical moment, and contributes to a wider collective analysis of the changing historical dynamics to male identity. Overall, the book provides a key methodological landmark in the study of gender history.


Gender and Song in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781317130482
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Number of pages: 236
Author: Leslie C. Dunn
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Gender and Song in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB Song offers a vital case study for examining the rich interplay of music, gender, and representation in the early modern period. This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social, and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Bringing together ongoing work in musicology, literary studies, and film studies, it elaborates an interdisciplinary consideration of the embodied and gendered facets of song, and of song’s capacity to function as a powerful-and flexible-gendered signifier. The essays in this collection draw vivid attention to song as a situated textual and musical practice, and to the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception. In so doing, they interrogate the literary and cultural significance of song for early modern readers, performers, and audiences.


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.


Gender Relations in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781317862345
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Number of pages: 208
Author: Laura Gowing
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Gender Relations in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB This concise and accessible book explores the history of gender in England between 1500 and 1700. Amidst the political and religious disruptions of the Reformation and the Civil War, sexual difference and gender were matters of public debate and private contention. Laura Gowing provides unique insight into gender relations in a time of flux, through sources ranging from the women who tried to vote in Ipswich in 1640, to the dreams of Archbishop Laud and a grandmother describing the first time her grandson wore breeches. Examining gender relations in the contexts of the body, the house, the neighbourhood and the political world, this comprehensive study analyses the tides of change and the power of custom in a pre-modern world. This book offers: Previously unpublished documents by women and men from all levels of society, ranging from private letters to court cases A critical examination of a new field, reflecting original research and the most recent scholarship In-depth analysis of historical evidence, allowing the reader to reconstruct the hidden histories of women Also including a chronology, who’s who of key figures, guide to further reading and a full-colour plate section, Gender Relations in Early Modern England is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.


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.