Manhood in Early Modern England

Elizabeth Foyster

Editura: Longman
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.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : 1. Discovering Manhood.
    Gender Roles and Responsibilities
    Sources and Methodologies

    2. Constructing Manhood.
    Honourable Manhood.
    Constructing Honourable Manhood.

    3. Asserting Manhood.
    Dangerous Passions
    Women's Talk.
    Married Life.

    4. Lost Manhood.
    Lost Manhood.
    The Cuckold's Wife
    Community Reactions to Lost Manhood
    Occupation and Office
    Male Friendships
    Jealousy: Fictional Evidence
    Jealousy: A Case Study

    5. Restoring Manhood.
    Legal Action and Defamation
    Legal Action and Adultery
    Violence Against Men
    Violence Against Women
    Taming the Scold
    Contented and Wittol Cuckolds

    Conclusion: Continuity and Change in Early Modern Manhood.

    Further Reading.

  • Data Publicarii : 1999
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 264
  • ISBN : 9780582307353
270.99 Lei
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