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Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France

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Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France by Robert A Nye
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After a decade of works on women's history, historians are becoming aware of the dearth of literature on men's history. Professor Nye addresses this gap in a study of evolving definitions of masculinity in France since the eighteenth century. He examines specifically the aristocratic ethos of male honour, rooted in a society of landlords, hunters, and warriors, adapted to a society motivated by utilitarian values, urban life, and rational law. He focuses on the cultural practices and mentality of middle and upper class men and the appeal of their codes to men throughout French society.

Author Biography

Author of Crime, Madness and Politics in Modern France (1984)
Release date Australia
January 19th, 1993
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
328
Dimensions
161x242x27
ISBN-13
9780195046496
Product ID
1808695

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