"WITH A VERTU AND LEAWTÉ": MASCULINE RELATIONSHIPS IN MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND

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"WITH A VERTU AND LEAWTÉ": MASCULINE RELATIONSHIPS IN MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND

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dc.contributor.advisor Ewan, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Holton, Caitlin
dc.date 2011-08-25
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-01T18:05:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-01T18:05:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2936
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of elite normative masculinity in medieval Scotland. The attempts of medieval men to claim, enforce or deny personal obligations within homosocial relationships provide evidence of how aristocratic Scotsmen ought to have behaved. These obligations appear in documentary and literary sources and indicate the importance of the relationships associated with them. Charters and bonds of friendship, fealty, and indenture, and three fourteenth-century literary sources, the Liber Extravagans, Gesta Annalia, and The Bruce, provide evidence of normative expectations of men in medieval Scotland. These sources present a picture of an ideal man whose interactions with other men were governed by expectations of loyalty, honesty, bravery, wisdom, and valour. It is also apparent that while courtly chivalry was an influential normative source, its precepts were of secondary importance to the welfare and protection of one’s dependants. This study contributes to the growing body of work that emphasizes the importance of understanding manliness and male experiences as a gendered, constructed, and important force within society. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Ontario Graduate Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Masculinity en_US
dc.subject Scotland en_US
dc.subject Medieval en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Wars of Independence en_US
dc.title "WITH A VERTU AND LEAWTÉ": MASCULINE RELATIONSHIPS IN MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme History en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US


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