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The Rule of Manhood
Tyranny, Gender, and Classical Republicanism in England, 1603–1660

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History

  • Date Published: December 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108478830

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  • Through stories of lustful and incestuous rulers, of republican revolution and of unnatural crimes against family, seventeenth-century Englishmen imagined the problem of tyranny through the prism of classical history. This fuelled debates over the practices of their own kings, the necessity of revolution, and the character of English republican thought. The Rule of Manhood explores the dynamic and complex languages of tyranny and masculinity that arose through these classical stories and their imaginative appropriation. Discerning the neglected connection between concepts of power and masculinity in early Stuart England, Jamie A. Gianoutsos shows both how stories of ancient tyranny were deployed in the dialogue around monarchy and rule between 1603 and 1660 and the extent to which these shaped English classical republican thought. Drawing on extensive research in contemporary printed texts, Gianoutsos persuasively weaves together the histories of politics and manhood to make a bold claim: that the fundamental purpose of English republicanism was not liberty or virtue, but the realisation of manhood for its citizens.

    • Deepens our understanding of the influence of the classical, and particularly Roman, heritage on the seventeenth century
    • Attends to ideas of gender, and especially of masculinity, in political discourse before and after the English Revolution
    • Draws on extensive research in contemporary printed texts to show how classical stories of ancient tyranny were reimagined in dialogues around monarchy and classical republicanism between 1603 and 1660
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    • Date Published: December 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108478830
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 160 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Emasculated Kingship:
    1. Tyranny, manhood, and the study of history
    2. A chaste Virginia: tyranny and the corruption of law in Jacobean England
    3. 'And thus did the wicked sonne murther his wicked mother': Nero and the tyrannical household in late Jacobean England
    4. Neronian corruption in Caroline England
    Part II. The Masculine Republic:
    5. John Milton, marriage, and the realisation of Republican manhood
    6. 'Begin now to know themselves men, and to breath after liberty': Marchamont Nedham and the Republican empire
    7. 'So much power and piety in one': Oliver Cromwell and the masculine republic.

  • Author

    Jamie A. Gianoutsos, Mount Saint Mary's University
    Jamie A. Gianoutsos is Associate Professor of History at Mount Saint Mary's University, Maryland. She has been a recipient of IHR Mellon Pre-Dissertation, Huntington Library, and Charles Singleton Center Fellowships, and has published articles in History of Education and Renaissance Quarterly.

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