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Author Nye, Robert A.

Title Masculinity and male codes of honor in modern France / Robert A. Nye
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 316 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in the history of sexuality
Studies in the history of sexuality.
Contents 1 Introduction: Sex, Society, and Identity; 2 Honor and Male Identity in the Old Regime; 3 The Roots of Bourgeois Honorability; 4 Sex Difference and the "Separate Spheres"; 5 Population, Degeneration, and Reproduction; 6 Male Sexual Identity and the "Perversions" in the Fin de Siecle; 7 Bourgeois Sociability and the Point d'Honneur: 1800-1860; 8 The Culture of the Sword: Manliness and Fencing in the Third Republic; 9 Honor and the Duel in the Third Republic, 1860-1914; Dueling and the Law; How Many Duels?; The Journalistic Duel; The Political Duel; The "Serious" Duel
Summary This study of the evolving definition of masculinity in France since the 18th century examines the aristocratic ethos of male honour, the cultural practices and mentality of middle and upper class men, and the appeal of codes of honour to men throughout French society
Analysis France
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-309) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Honor -- France -- History.
Masculinity -- France -- History.
Men -- France -- Conduct of life -- History.
France -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92022151
ISBN 0195046498 (Cloth)
1423736117 (electronic bk.)
9780195046496 (Cloth)
9781423736110 (electronic bk.)