The Caveman Within Us

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 372 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

THE CAVEMAN AND THE MODEBNQua DUAL
1
n THE CAVEMANS BACKGROUND OUR PRIMITIVE
15
HE THE CAVEMANS VENEEROUR CULTURAL PER
43
THE CAVEMAN UNMASKEDBEVELING IN DREAMS
65
THE CAVEMANS DIVERSIONS
98
VX THE CAVEMAN st TRICKS
117
CHAPTBB FAQ
134
Yin THE CAVEMAN FRETTINO
169
Tax CAVEMAN REBELS
204
XII THE CAVEMANS HALTED DEVELOPMENT
221
Tax CAVEMAN BREAKS Loose
241
THE CAVEMAN DISOWNED
262
TUB CAVEMAN AND THE GENIUS
276
CBAFTBR PAOB
306
THE CAVEMAN PARTLY DISSOCIATED
328
THE CAVEMAN CONCILIATED
344

THE CAVEMANS RELIGIOUS HERITAGE
189

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