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The Eighteenth Century Duel: Evolution and Ethics . Throughout time, the image of the duel has transcended into our collective consciousness, so that there is hardly a person today who does not understand what the word means, even though there are practically no modern day duels. Anyone asked to define the word would be able to conjure up the image of two men standing face to face, for the purpose of settling a dispute and very …

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…depend whether the offended party was a close family member or a stranger. Other unwritten rules of the duel are found in the literature of the eighteenth century; such as dueling between classes, and codes of honour. It is through literature that the reader can see the unwritten codes and begin to understand the complexity and complications of the eighteenth century society that claimed the duel as its own. Bibliography sorry i can't find it