Manhood in Early Modern England Honor, Sex and Marriage

ISBN-10: 058230735X
ISBN-13: 9780582307353
Edition: 1999
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Description: This text explores the relationships which men formed with their wives in early modern England. It looks at youth and courtship before marriage, male fears of their wives' gossip and sexual betrayal, and male friendships before and after marriage.

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List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/2/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This text explores the relationships which men formed with their wives in early modern England. It looks at youth and courtship before marriage, male fears of their wives' gossip and sexual betrayal, and male friendships before and after marriage.

Dr. Elizabeth Foyster is Lecturer in History and Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge. Her focus is the social history of Britain from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. She specialises in family and gender history, and has particular interests in the history of marriage. She has published on topics such as children and marriage breakdown, remarriage, parenting, and male aggression. She is author of Marital Conflict and Violence in the English Family, 1660-1857 (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Manhood in Early Modern England (Longman, 1999). She is editing a four volume series for Edinburgh University Press with Chris Whatley entitled Everyday Life in Scotland from Medieval Times until the Present Day.Professor James Marten is Chair of the Department of History at Marquette University and a well-established historian of childhood. His specialty is nineteenth- and twentieth-century American social history, with special emphasis on youth and childhood. He is author of The Children's Civil War (University of North Carolina, 2000) and Children for the Union: The War Spirit on the Northern Home Front (Ivan R Dee, 2004), co-author of Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era & Muckraking (Bedford/St Martin's, 2004), editor of Children in Colonial America (NYU Press, 2006) and co-editor of Children and War: A Historical Anthology (NYU Press, 2002).

Discovering Manhood
Gender Roles and Responsibilities
Sources and Methodologies
Constructing Manhood
Manhood
Honourable Manhood
Constructing Honourable Manhood
Asserting Manhood
Dangerous Passions
Women's Talk
Married Life
Lost Manhood
Lost Manhood
The Cuckold's Wife
Community Reactions to Lost Manhood
Occupation and Office
Paternity
Male Friendships
Jealousy: Fictional Evidence
Jealousy: A Case Study
Restoring Manhood
Legal Action and Defamation
Legal Action and Adultery
Reconciliation
Violence Against Men
Violence Against Women
Taming the Scold
Contented and Wittol Cuckolds
Conclusion: Continuity and Change in Early Modern Manhood
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