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- DescriptionArguments about the place and practice of the duel in early modern England were widespread. The distinguished intellectual historian Markku Peltonen examines this debate, and show how the moral and ideological status of duelling was discussed within a much larger cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. The advocates of the duel, following Italian and French examples, contended that it maintained and enhanced politeness; its critics by contrast increasingly severed duelling from civility, and this separation became part of a vigorous attempt in the late seventeenth century and beyond to redefine civility, politeness and indeed the nature and evolution of Englishness. To understand the duel is to understand much more fully some crucial issues in the cultural and ideological history of Stuart England, and Markku Peltonen's study will thus engage the attention of a very wide audience of historians and cultural and literary scholars.
- Author BiographyMarkku Peltonen is Senior Lecturer in General History, Department of History, University of Helsinki.
- Author(s)Markku Peltonen
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/03/2006
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleIdeas in Context
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 65
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight550 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Series Edited byQuentin Skinner,Lorraine Daston,Dorothy Ross,James Tully
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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