Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Derek Neal's new book

The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England was on display and on sale at the major international medieval congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan two weeks ago. It sold out! This book is a extraordinarily well-written exploration of what it meant to be a man in England after the plague. If you've wondered what gender analysis can contribute to history, especially pre-modern history, this is not a bad place to start. The Masculine Self is published by the University of Chicago Press.