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Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700

Manhood and the Duel

Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture

Authors: Low, J.

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As cultural practice, the early modern duel both indicated and shaped the gender assumptions of wealthy young men; it served, in fact, as a nexus for different, often competing, notions of masculinity. As Jennifer Low illustrates by examining the aggression inherent in single combat, masculinity could be understood in spatial terms, social terms, or developmental terms. Low considers each category, developing a corrective to recent analyses of gender in early modern culture by scrutinizing the relationship between social rank and the understanding of masculinity. Reading a variety of documents, including fencing manuals and anti-dueling tracts as well as plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and other dramatists, Low demonstrates the interaction between the duel as practice, as stage-device, and as locus of early modern cultural debate.

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JENNIFER LOW is Associate Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Manhood and the Duel
Book Subtitle
Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05589-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-05589-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6130-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-73109-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 238
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