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Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (Oxford Studies in Social History)

Alexandra Shepard

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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.

Clarendon Press, 9780199299348, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2006