Query: From Pamela McVay gq342@cleveland.Freenet.edu 14 May 1996
I'm not sure this is the right question for H-Women or for H-Minerva, but perhaps readers of the list can tell me where to ask it. I'm at the early stages of a project on masculinity and honor among sixteenth and seventeenth century enlisted men, and am looking for memoirs as well as prescriptive literature telling men (mostly Dutch, German, and Englishmen) how to behave. I'm having a surprisingly hard time--it seems that low-status military men are almost as unstudied as women were twenty years ago, and most of the famous prescriptive literature is actually aimed at young women. Or--perhaps I'm just not looking under the right subject headings or at the right bibliographic sources?
Elias, Norbert The Civilizing Process
Roper, Lindal Oedipus and the Devil, " Blood and Codpieces: Masculinity in the Early Modern German Town", (NY, Routledge, 1994)
Villari, Rosario, ed "The Soldier", by Geoffrey Parker Baroque Personnae,(chicago; U of Chicago Press, 1995)
von Grimmelshausen, H.J.C. Adventures of a Simpleton and Mother Courage and Her Children
Wunder, Heide & Hausen, Karin, eds
Frauengeschichte-Geschlectergeschichte, (Routledge, NY, 1992)
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