Chapter

Conclusion

in The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226569550
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226569598 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226569598.003.0006
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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the concept of masculinity in medieval England. It discusses the work of Karen Harvey and Alexandra Shepard, which considered the status of masculinity as a subject of historical analysis. Harvey and Shepard believe that part of the reason histories of masculinity do not connect into a legible narrative is because the historians writing them have taken incommensurate approaches. The chapter also discusses two versions of masculinity that defined the socially performed lives of men in late medieval England.

Keywords: masculinity; medieval England; Karen Harvey; Alexandra Shepard; historical analysis; legible narrative

Chapter.  5205 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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