Violent Masculinities

Male Aggression in Early Modern Texts and Culture

  • Editors
  • Jennifer Feather
  • Catherine E. Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Reclaiming Violent Masculinities

    1. Jennifer Feather, Catherine E. Thomas
      Pages 1-20
  3. “Dispute It Like a Man”: Militant Masculinities

  4. “The Faith of Man”: Religion and Masculine Aggression

  5. “Feel it as a Man”: Male Violence and Suffering

  6. Afterword

    1. Coppélia Kahn
      Pages 231-237
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-273

About this book


During the early modern period in England, social expectations for men came under extreme pressure - the armed knight went into decline and humanism appeared. Here, original essays analyze a wide-range of violent acts in literature and culture, from civic violence to chivalric combat to brawls and battles.


culture drama early modern period English literature history of literature King Lear William Shakespeare

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