Dr. Jacqueline Murray - New Book: Male Body and Social Masculinity in Premodern Europe
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jaqueline Murray's new edited collection published by the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies: The Male Body and Social Masculinity in Premodern Europe.
From the description: In the premodern world, the male body and masculinity were inextricably entwined and imbued with ambiguity, mutability, and contradiction. Prevailing beliefs about the body rendered it unstable just as masculinity itself was ambivalent, in flux, and in a perpetual process of becoming. Masculinity existed only if it were recognized, acknowledged, and affirmed by other men who recognized it, acknowledged it, and affirmed it. The eleven essays in this volume provide an overview of the intersections between physical embodiment and social masculinity and demonstrate their mutability and mutual dependence.