Popular Culture in England, 1500-1850 / Edition 1

Popular Culture in England, 1500-1850 / Edition 1

by Tim Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312124643

ISBN-13: 9780312124649

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

As scholarly interest in popular culture has grown, more and more British and American universities have been introducing courses in popular culture, now seen as an essential aspect of historical investigation. This volume answers the need for a book focusing on England (unlike Peter Burke's Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1978), and over a broad

…  See more details below

Overview

As scholarly interest in popular culture has grown, more and more British and American universities have been introducing courses in popular culture, now seen as an essential aspect of historical investigation. This volume answers the need for a book focusing on England (unlike Peter Burke's Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1978), and over a broad time period (unlike Barry Reay's Popular Culture in Seventeenth-Century England (1985)), which will fulfil it's aim of appealing both to specialists and students coming new to the subject. Tim Harris has assembled a very strong team of contributors who will ensure a very lively and interesting collection of essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312124649
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Problematising Popular Culture1
2Regional Cultures? Local Variations in Popular Culture during the Early Modern Period28
3The Gendering of Popular Culture in Early Modern England48
4Literacy and Literature in Popular Culture: Reading and Writing in Historical Perspective69
5From Reformation to Toleration: Popular Religious Cultures in England, 1540-169095
6The People's Health in Georgian England124
7Women, Work and Cultural Change in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century London143
8Against Innovation? Custom and Resistance in the Workplace, 1700-1850168
9'Tacit, Unsuspected, but still Implicit Faith': Alternative Belief in Nineteenth-Century Rural England189
Notes and References216
Bibliography270
Notes on Contributors283
Index285

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >