From Boys to Men: Formations of Masculinity in Late Medieval Europe

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003 - History - 246 pages
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"The book . . . will find a broad audience. It would work well in the classroom. . . . Effectively combating the nonspecialist's view of the Middle Ages as a monolithic and static society, it will encourage more subtle thinking about gender identities in the past and in the present.—American Historical Review

  

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Contents

Masculinities Youth and the Late Middle Ages
1
Mail Bonding Knights Ladies and the Proving of Manhood
20
Separating the Men from the Beasts Medieval Universities and Masculine Formation
67
Masters and Men Independence and Urban Craft Workers
109
Becoming a Man
151
Notes
169
Bibliography
209
Index
233
Acknowledgments
245
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Ruth Mazo Karras is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota.

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