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In Pursuit of Civility
Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England
Keith Thomas

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Foreword by David Katz
• Preface
• Introduction
• CIVIL BEHAVIOR
• The Chronology of Manners
• Manners and Gentility
• Refinement
• MANNERS AND THE SOCIAL ORDER
• The Social Hierarchy
• The Topography of Manners
• The Civility of the Middling Sort
• The Manners of the People
• Civilizing Agents
• Plebeian Civility
• THE CIVILIZED CONDITION
• Civil Society
• Civilized Warfare
• A Civilized Compassion
• Civilized Manners
• The Fruits of Civility
• THE PROGRESS OF CIVILIZATION
• The Ascent to Civility
• Barbarous Neighbours
• EXPORTING CIVILITY
• Confronting the Barbarians
• Civilizing by Force
• Inventing Race
• Fighting and Enslaving
• CIVILIZATION RECONSIDERED
• Cultural Relativism
• Another Kind of Civility
• The Civilizing Mission Disputed
• The Defects of Civilization
• Civilization Rejected
• CHANGING MODES OF CIVILITY
• Xenophobic Masculinity
• Manners and Morality
• The Quaker Challenge
• Democratic Civility
• The Future of Manners
• Note on References
• Abbreviations
• Notes
• Index

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