Honor (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Frank Henderson Stewart
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What is honor? Is it the same as reputation? Or is it rather a sentiment? Is it a character trait, like integrity? Or is it simply a concept too vague or incoherent to be fully analyzed? In the first sustained comparative analysis of this elusive notion, Frank Stewart writes that none of these ideas is correct. Drawing on information about Western ideas of honor from sources as diverse as medieval Arthurian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Henderson Stewart
ISBN: 0226774074 9780226774077 0226774082 9780226774084
OCLC Number: 30516636
Description: xiii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Method --
2. The nature of Honor --
3. The sense of Honor: The variety of meanings of the word 'Honor' ; The history of the word 'Honor' ; The collapse of Honor --
4. Horizontal and vertical Honor --
5. Reflexive Honor --
6. The Mediterranean --
7. Honor and the law --
8. How to do things with Honor. The home ; The guarantee ; Protection --
9. Types of Bedouin Honor --
10. Women --
11. Dishonor --
12. Bedouin-European contrasts. Honor and stratification ; Honor and obligations ; Honor and violence ; 'Honor' and 'Ird' --
13. Conclusion --
Appendix 1. The history of the idea of Honor as a right --
Appendix 2. Iceland.
Responsibility: Frank Henderson Stewart.
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This text analyzes the notion of "honour". Drawing on information about Western ideas of honour from diverse sources and comparing the European ideas with the ideas of a non-Western society - the  Read more...


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