From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

by Anna Bryson
     
 

What counted as good and bad manners in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? Anna Bryson explores what is often entertaining evidence for Tudor and Stuart ideas of bodily decency and decorum, table manners and polite conversation, and also shows the crucial importance of the values of "courtesy" and "civility" in an aristocratic society.

Overview

What counted as good and bad manners in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? Anna Bryson explores what is often entertaining evidence for Tudor and Stuart ideas of bodily decency and decorum, table manners and polite conversation, and also shows the crucial importance of the values of "courtesy" and "civility" in an aristocratic society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198217657
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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