|aGender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800 /|cby Anthony Fletcher.
|aNew Haven :|bYale University Press,|c1999.
|axxii, 442 p.,  p. of plates :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 414-433) and index.
|aPt. I. Before the Gendered Body. 1. Prologue: Men's Dilemmas. 2. Functional Anatomies. 3. Fungible Fluids, Heat and Concoction. 4. The Weaker Vessel. 5. Effeminacy and Manhood -- Pt. II. The Working of Patriarchy. 6. Prologue: Prescription and Honour Codes. 7. The Gentry and Honour. 8. Husbands and Wives: Case Studies. 9. Living Together. 10. Marital Violence. 11. Household Order. 12. Men's Work, Women's Work. 13. Beyond the Household -- Pt. III. Towards Modern Gender. 14. Prologue: New Thinking, New Knowledge. 15. Educating Boys. 16. The Construction of Masculinity. 17. Women and Religion. 18. Educating Girls. 19. The Construction of Femininity. 20. Gender, Patriarchy and Early Modern Society.
|aMen and women in early modern England lived their lives within a social and gender framework inherited from biblical times. Patriarchy - the social and cultural dominance of the male - has long been a fundamental feature of western civilisation, yet has only recently begun to be systematically investigated by historians. This book is the first attempt to provide a rounded portrait of its workings over a long stretch of the English past.