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From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Anna Bryson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

In any society, a foreigner learning the language must also learn what passes for good manners. The same is true for the historian trying to understand the social rules of a period and why these ... More


Introduction

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the nature and development of early modern conceptions of good manners, and examine some of the particular forms ... More


Civility in Manners: The Emergence of a Concept

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the emergence and development of the concept of ‘civility’ in manners. It explores the way in which the appearance of the word ‘civility’ in manners seems to have imported into ... More


The Rules of Civility: Decency and Deference

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The previous chapter was concerned with the emergence of the concept of civility and its effects on the context and emphasis of didactic writing about good manners. This chapter examines the precise ... More


Civility and Social Change

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines further what seem to be new developments in good manners: the ‘image’ of superiority and the range and principles of the ‘civil’ language of deference. It sets these ... More


The Civility of Speech and Writing

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The civility of language in no sense constitutes a separate code. Basic rules of voice control and vocabulary are part and parcel of elementary bodily controls and techniques, forms and formulae of ... More


Conclusion

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The book showed the value of approaching 16th- and 17th-century ‘good manners’ as coherent ... More


[Untitled]: Ethnic Associational Culture in the Scottish Diaspora: Definitions, Approaches and Perspectives

Tanja Bueltmann

in Clubbing Together: Ethnicity, Civility and Formal Sociability in the Scottish Diaspora to 1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381359
eISBN:
9781781384831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781384831.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the research methodology and sources of the study. In particular, the introduction offers definitions of the key terms employed, including ethnic ... More


Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Nineteenth Century Asia and Europe

Margrit Pernau, Helge Jordheim, Orit Bashkin, Christian Bailey, Oleg Benesch, Jan Ifversen, Mana Kia, Rochona Majumdar, Angelika C. Messner, Myoung-kyu Park, Emmanuelle Saada, Mohinder Singh, and Einar Wigen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745532
eISBN:
9780191807596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745532.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the vocabulary of civility and civilization is very much at the forefront of political debate. Most of these debates proceed as if the meaning of these ... More


Introduction

Margrit Pernau and Helge Jordheim

in Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Nineteenth Century Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745532
eISBN:
9780191807596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745532.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Introduction links the topic of the book—the conceptual history of civility and civilization—back to contemporary debates on norms of civilized behaviour and their impact on civil society. It ... More


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