A Dictionary of Contemporary France

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Richard Aplin, Joseph Montchamp
Taylor & Francis, 1999 - History - 488 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
45
Section 3
70
Section 4
158
Section 5
183
Section 6
203
Section 7
219
Section 8
234
Section 15
335
Section 16
345
Section 17
390
Section 18
392
Section 19
410
Section 20
441
Section 21
459
Section 22
464

Section 9
248
Section 10
265
Section 11
271
Section 12
272
Section 13
295
Section 14
327
Section 23
478
Section 24
480
Section 25
481
Section 26
484
Section 27
487
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