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Author Thomas, Courtney Erin, 1980-
Title If I lose mine honour I lose myself : honour among the Early Modern English elite / Courtney Erin Thomas.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Author Thomas, Courtney Erin, 1980-
Subject Social psychology -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Social psychology -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Honor -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Honor -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Reputation -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Reputation -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Upper class -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Upper class -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Moving beyond the preoccupation of honour and its associations with violence and sexual reputation, Courtney Thomas offers an intriguing investigation of honour's social meanings amongst early modern elites in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. If I Lose Mine Honour I Lose Myself reveals honour's complex role as a representational strategy amongst the aristocracy. Thomas' erudite and detailed investigation of multi-generational family papers as well as legal records and prescriptive sources develops a fuller picture of how the concept of honour was employed, often in contradictory ways in daily life. Whether considering economic matters, marriage arrangements, supervision of servants, household management, mediation, or political engagement, Thomas argues that while honour was invoked as a structuring principle of social life its meanings were diffuse and varied. Paradoxically, it is the malleability of honour that made it such an enduring social value with very real meaning for early modern men and women."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Brief Notes; Introduction: Approaching Honour; 1 Men and Honour; 2 Women and Honour; 3 Honour in the Community and at Home; 4 Honour and the Family; Conclusion: The Importance of Honour; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781487512736 (electronic bk.)
1487512732 (electronic bk.)
9781487501228
1487501226
OCLC # 1003284599
Additional Format Print version: Thomas, Courtney Erin, 1980- If I lose mine honour I lose myself. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017 9781487501228 (OCoLC)976415673.


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