Honor, Gender, and Reconciliation in Elite Culture, 1570–1700

  title={Honor, Gender, and Reconciliation in Elite Culture, 1570–1700},
  author={Linda A. Pollock},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={3 - 29}
T saying “blessed are the peacemakers” was a Christian commonplace in early modern Europe, “love your neighbor” a long-sanctioned moral tradition. Both the Protestant and Catholic churches forbade those in open hatred from partaking in communion. Neighbors, family, and friends strove to reconcile warring individuals, relying on such long-established rituals as the shaking of hands or the kiss of peace. English communities in particular were culturally averse to quarreling, preferring to achieve… Expand
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