Fear in Early Modern Society

Fear in Early Modern Society

by William G. Naphy, Penny Roberts
     
 

These essays present an examination of the events and crises which generated fear in early-modern societies. They offer examples of fear, and popular responses to it. From the natural threats of fire, flood and plague to the theoretical traumas of death and the afterlife, this volume covers the panoply of personal and communal tragedies which tormented, tortured

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These essays present an examination of the events and crises which generated fear in early-modern societies. They offer examples of fear, and popular responses to it. From the natural threats of fire, flood and plague to the theoretical traumas of death and the afterlife, this volume covers the panoply of personal and communal tragedies which tormented, tortured and terrified the early-modern world.

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Fire, flood, plague, invasion by the infidel, purgatory, death, and witchcraft are among the personal and communal tragedies that occupied the minds of both the elite and lowly. The 12 essays explore such factors as the first fire service in France, the massacres of dogs during plagues in England, and flood emergency plans in Holland. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719052057
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Studies in Early Modern European History
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.64(d)

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