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Honor
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1. State of research

Current research no longer thinks of honor as a static moral and legal quantity but as a historically variable, complex system of rules governing mutual attribution of value; this system engendered both individual self-esteem and notions of value and status specific to various roles and groups, along with corresponding behavioral expectations.…

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Weber, Wolfgang E.J., “Honor”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018570>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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