9780582319868

Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660-1800

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  • ISBN13:

    9780582319868

  • ISBN10:

    0582319862

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

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Author Biography

Philip Carter is research Editor on the New Directory of National Biography and Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

List of figures
vii
Acknowledgements viii
Introduction: Gentlemen, manliness and polite society 1(1)
Aims and context
2(7)
Chapter outline
9(6)
Exploring polite society
15(38)
Applications and definitions
16(7)
Polite and sentimental ideologies
23(9)
Communicating and practising
32(7)
Problematising polite society
39(14)
Men and the rise of politeness
53(35)
Men of court and town politeness
55(5)
The polite gentleman
60(10)
Manliness and politeness
70(6)
The Chesterfield controversy
76(12)
The manliness of feeling
88(36)
Sentimental actions
90(10)
Manly ideals
100(8)
Heroes and villains
108(6)
Vicesimus Knox and the pretty preacher
114(10)
Effeminacy, foppery and the boundaries of polite society
124(39)
Ceremony and affectation
125(3)
Effeminacy and excess
128(9)
The fop
137(15)
The function of foppery
152(11)
Polite and impolite personalities
163(46)
Dudley Ryder: conversation and confrontation
164(11)
John Penrose: player in the polite world
175(8)
James Boswell: civilization and its malcontent
183(14)
The practice of polite manliness
197(12)
Conclusion 209(9)
Further reading 218(9)
Theories of polite society
218(1)
The material culture of polite society
219(1)
Sensibility and men of feeling
220(1)
Histories of men and manhood
221(1)
Effeminacy and foppery
222(1)
Polite and impolite personalities
223(1)
Debating polite society
224(3)
Index 227

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