The Manly Eunuch: Masculinity, Gender Ambiguity, and Christian Ideology in Late Antiquity

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The question of masculinity formed a key part of the intellectual life of late antiquity and was crucial to the development of Christian society. This idea is at the heart of Mathew Kuefler's new book, which revisits the Roman Empire during the third and fifth centuries of the common era. Kuefler argues that the collapse of the Roman army, an increasingly autocratic government, and growing restrictions on the traditional rights of men within marriage and sexuality all led to an endemic crisis in masculinity: men of Roman ...

The Manly Eunuch: Masculinity, Gender Ambiguity, and Christian Ideology in Late Antiquity 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226457390

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