Daily Life in 18th-Century England (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life in 18th-Century England (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Kirstin Olsen
     
 
The eighteenth century was dirtier, more dangerous and more intimate with the physical functions of life than our own. This excellent study of England during this era provides a wealth of information for students and interested readers who want to discover the everyday details of living. What does it really mean to read the riot act? Why does Yankee Doodle call

Overview

The eighteenth century was dirtier, more dangerous and more intimate with the physical functions of life than our own. This excellent study of England during this era provides a wealth of information for students and interested readers who want to discover the everyday details of living. What does it really mean to read the riot act? Why does Yankee Doodle call his hat macaroni? What's the scoop on pig's face, boiled puddings, powdered wigs, farthings, face patches, and footmen? Find out in this introduction to the work of gouty squires, scurvy sailors, hanged apprentices, and underpaid maids-of-all work.

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Illuminates the food, habits, language, behavior, sex lives, and attitudes of 18th-century English people. Provides detailed information on how people dressed, worshipped, fought, courted, married, and traveled, and looks at the century's politics, class and family structures, architecture, and urban and rural environments. Also offered are recipes, song lyrics, children's rhymes, rules for 18th-century games, cosmetics recipes, and salaries for different occupations. Includes b&w illustrations from the period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313090394
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

KIRSTIN OLSEN is the author of several books including Chronology of Women's History (Greenwood, 1994).

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