Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500-1700

Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500-1700

by Adam Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199251037

ISBN-13: 9780199251032

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500-1700 explores the rich oral culture of early modern England. It focuses upon dialect speech and proverbial wisdom, "old wives' tales" and children's lore, historical legends and local customs, scurrilous versifying and scandalous rumor-mongering. Adam Fox demonstrates the extent to which this vernacular world was

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Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500-1700 explores the rich oral culture of early modern England. It focuses upon dialect speech and proverbial wisdom, "old wives' tales" and children's lore, historical legends and local customs, scurrilous versifying and scandalous rumor-mongering. Adam Fox demonstrates the extent to which this vernacular world was fundamentally structured by written and printed sources over the course of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199251032
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Oral and the Literate
71. Popular Speech
2. Proverbial Wisdom
3. Old Wives' Tales and Nursery Lore
4. The Historical Imagination
5. Local Custom, Memory, and Record
6. Ballads and Libels
7. Rumour and News
Conclusion

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