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Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, 1660-1800

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This book presents an account of masculinity in eighteenth century Britain. In particular it is concerned with the impact of an emergent polite society on notions of manliness and the gentleman.

From the 1660s a new type of social behaviour, politeness, was promoted by diverse writers. Based on continental ideas of refinement, it stressed the merits of genuine and generous
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Published October 18th 2000 by Longman Publishing Group (first published October 8th 2000)
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