Masculinity in medieval Europe

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Longman, 1999 - History - 285 pages
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An original, very accessible collection of essays which is based on a huge range of historical sources to reveal the realities of men's lives in the Middle Ages. It covers an impressive geographical range -- including essays on Italy, France, Germany and Byzantium -- and spans 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.

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Medieval Masculinities
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Death Makes the Man? Burial Rite and
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the Relationship between
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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.