Society and Culture in Early Modern England

Society and Culture in Early Modern England

by David Cressy
     
 

ISBN-10: 086078911X

ISBN-13: 9780860789116

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The common theme of this selection of articles by David Cressy, published over the last twenty-five years, is the linkage of elite and popular culture and the participation of ordinary people in the central events of their age. The collection also traces a development in historical style and method, from quantitative applications using statistics to qualitative…  See more details below

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The common theme of this selection of articles by David Cressy, published over the last twenty-five years, is the linkage of elite and popular culture and the participation of ordinary people in the central events of their age. The collection also traces a development in historical style and method, from quantitative applications using statistics to qualitative telling of tales. Seven essays under the heading 'Opportunities' explore problems of education, literacy and cultural attainment within the gendered and hierarchically ordered society of Elizabeth and Stuart England. Eight more under the heading 'Passages' examine social and cultural interactions, kinship, migration, community celebrations, and rituals in the life-cycle. The collection brings together a coherent body of research that is much cited in current scholarship and continues to shape the agenda for the social and cultural history of early modern England.

Contents: Preface
Opportunities: Describing the social order of Elizabethan and Stuart England
Levels of illiteracy in England 1530-1730
Literacy in context: meaning and measurement in early modern England
Books as totems in 17th century England and New England
Educational opportunity in Tudor and Stuart England
Francis Bacon and the advancement of schooling
A drudgery of schoolmasters: the teaching profession in Elizabethan and Stuart England
Passages: The vast and furious ocean: the passage to Puritan New England
The seasonality of marriage in Old and New England
Kinship and kin interaction in early modern England
Purification, thanksgiving, and the churching of women in post-reformation England
Gender trouble and cross-dressing in Early Modern England
Death and the social order: the funerary preferences of Elizabethan gentlemen
Binding the nation: the Bonds of Association, 1584 and 1696
The Protestant calendar and the vocabulary of celebration in early modern England
Index.


About the Author:
: David Cressy, Professor of History, Ohio State University, USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860789116
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Variorum Collected Studies
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
IDescribing the Social Order of Elizabethan and Stuart England
IILevels of Illiteracy in England, 1530-1730
IIILiteracy in Context: Meaning and Measurement in Early Modern England
IVBooks as Totems in Seventeenth-Century England and New England
VEducational Opportunity in Tudor and Stuart England
VIFrancis Bacon and the Advancement of Schooling
VIIA Drudgery of Schoolmasters: the Teaching Profession in Elizabethan and Stuart England
VIIIThe Vast and Furious Ocean: The Passage to Puritan New England
IXThe Seasonality of Marriage in Old and New England
XKinship and Kin Interaction in Early Modern England
XIPurification, Thanksgiving and the Churching of Women in Post-Reformation England
XIIGender Trouble and Cross-Dressing in Early Modern England
XIIIDeath and the Social Order: The Funerary Preferences of Elizabethan Gentlemen
XIVBinding the Nation: The Bonds of Association, 1584 and 1696
XVThe Protestant Calendar and the Vocabulary of Celebration in Early Modern England
Index

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