Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages

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Medieval discourses of masculinity and male sexuality were closely linked to the idea and representation of work as a male responsibility. Isabel Davis identifies a discourse of masculine selfhood which is preoccupied with the ethics of labour and domestic living. She analyses how five major London writers of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries constructed the male self: William Langland, Thomas Usk, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Hoccleve. These literary texts, while they have often been considered ...

Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521142175

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Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521866378

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