Male Choice and Desire:Material Offerings in Seventeenth-Century England

Robin, S.A. (2019) Male Choice and Desire:Material Offerings in Seventeenth-Century England. Cultural and Social History. ISSN 1478-0038

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This article unpacks designs and representations within love objects, alongside examples from documented relationships, to paint a greater understanding of the range of material avenues and channels open to men, as well as the pressures and conflicts they experienced when practising rituals of love in the seventeenth century. This ultimately reveals the connections between object, person and action, and how the three worked together enabled sophisticated, acute and sensitive offerings of love.

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Cultural and Social History
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Cultural and Social History on 09/07/2019, available online:
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01 Aug 2019 09:35
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21 Sep 2023 02:40