Masculinity in medieval Europe

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Longman, 1999 - History - 285 pages
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An original and highly accessible collection of essays which is based on a huge range of historical sources to reveal the realities of mens' lives in the Middle Ages. It covers an impressive geographical range - including essays on Italy, France, Germany and Byzantium - and will span the entire medieval period, from the fourth to the fifteenth century. The collection is divided into four main sections: attaining masculinity; lay men and churchmen: sources of tension; sexuality and the construction of masculinity; and written relationships and social reality. The contributors are: Dawn Hadley, Jenny Moore, William M. Aird, Jeremy Goldberg, Matthew Bennet, Janet Nelson, Conrad Leyser, Robert Swanson, Patricia Cullum, Ross Balzaretti, Shaun Tougher, Julian Haseldine, Marianne Ailes and Mark Chinca.

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Death Makes the Man? Burial Rite and
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the Relationship between
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Masters and Men in Later Medieval England
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About the author (1999)

Hadley studied history at the University of Hull and taken her Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham. She taught medieval history at the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds before being appointed to a lectureship in Historical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.