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The Friend

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Most valuable book I ve read on understanding male friendship and framing The Conversation On How conversation on how understand same gendered relationships in the Pre Modern World Dense and meticulous at times but well worth the effort Scholarly overview of the nature of friendship in England from. In the chapel of Christ's College Cambridge some twenty ears ago historian Alan Bray made an astonishing discovery a tomb shared by two men John Finch and Thomas Baines The monument featured elouent imagery dedicated to their friendship portraits of the two friends linked by a knotted cloth And Bray would soon learn that Finch commonly described his friendship with Baines as a connubium or marriage There was a time friendship with Baines as a connubium or marriage There was a time made clear by this monument when the English church not only revered such relations between men but also blessed them Taking not only revered such relations between men but also blessed them Taking remarkable idea as its cue The Friend explores the long and storied relationship between friendship and the traditional family of the church in England This magis. The 13th 19th centuries Very interesting stuff related to the public role friendship played and the various ways it was recognized but dense scholarly writing which makes the book work than play Something of an update of John Boswell s Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe this is Terial work extends from the ear 1000 when Europe acuired a shape that became its enduring form and pursues its account up to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Spanning a vast array of fascinating examples which range from Memorial Plaues And Burial plaues and burial to religious rites and theological imagery to classic works of philosophy and English literature Bray shows how public uses of private Affection Were Very Common In were very common in times He debunks the now familiar readings of friendship by historians of sexuality who project homoerotic desires onto their subjects when there were none And perhaps most notably he evaluates how the ethics of friendship he evaluates how the ethics of friendship evolved over the centuries from traditional emp. Nuanced and carefully considered history of a premodern mode of Friendship That Ritually Sworn And Affirmed Not Entirely Unlike that was ritually sworn affirmed not entirely unlike marriage looking at how such sworn friendships functioned how they related to notions of sodomy and why such friendship rituals stopped being performe. Hases on loyalty to the Kantian idea of moral benevolence to the private and sexualized
Idea Of Friendship That Emerged 
of friendship that emerged the modern eraFinely nuanced and elegantly conceived The Friend is a book rich in suggestive propositions as well as eye opening details It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of England and the importance of friendship in everyday life History Today’s Book of the Year 2004 “Bray’s loving coupledom is something with a proper historical backbone with substance and form something ou can trace over time visible and archeologicable Bray made a great contribution in helping to bring this long history to light” James Davidson London Review of Books . ,


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    FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF é Alan Bray (Read) [The Friend] Something of an update of John Boswell's Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe this is a nuanced and carefully considered history of a premodern mode of friendship that was ritually sworn and affirmed not entirely unlike a marriage looking at how such sworn friendships functioned how they related to notions of sod

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    CHARACTERS The Friend Alan Bray é 8 FREE READ FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF é Alan Bray Scholarly overview of the nature of friendship in England from the 13th 19th centuries Very interesting stuff related to t

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    (Read) [The Friend] Most valuable book I've read on understanding male friendship and framing the conversation on how we understand same gendered relationships in the Pre Modern World Dense and meticulous at times but well worth the effort

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