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Early Modern England: A Social History, 1550-1760 (Arnold Publications Series) / Edition 2

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Early Modern England, first published two decades ago, and recently updated, is one of the most widely used texts in this area of subject study. This new edition incorporates the substanial changes which have swept the field combining more traditional concerns ofsocial history with investigation of the newer items on the agenda of historians. The result is a masterly study, providing the only up-to-date interpretation available for the period.
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"A book full of information, lucidly presented...a text which can be warmly recommended to the students for whom it is primarily intended. It is a book which their teachers will read with profit."—The Times Literary Supplement
"A stimulating introduction to the social history of the early-modern period, one that can be recommended enthusiastically to students and the general reader...It catches the excitement of current research and never shirks the more difficult issues."—Social History Society Newsletter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340577523
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

J.A. Sharpe is at University of York.
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Table of Contents

List of figures, maps and tables
Politics and society, 1550-1653 3
1 Population 35
2 Family life 56
3 Towns and villages 77
4 The national community and the problem of order 103
5 The economy: an overview 133
6 The landed orders 157
7 Non-landed elites 181
8 The common people 205
9 Religion 237
10 Education and literacy 263
11 Culture, popular and elite 286
12 Magic, witchcraft and natural philosophy 310
Politics and society, 1653-1760 335
Further reading 363
Index 379
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