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The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-Century Clergyman: An Essay in Historical Anthropology
     

The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-Century Clergyman: An Essay in Historical Anthropology

by Alan Macfarlane
 
“The great merit of Macfarlane’s book is that it poses questions; it teaches historians to look very much more closely, and in new ways, at familiar evidence; it brings familiar relationships into the centre of scrutiny; and it offers, in a significant way, the unit of one man’s life, and of one man’s economic fortunes, as a focus of

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“The great merit of Macfarlane’s book is that it poses questions; it teaches historians to look very much more closely, and in new ways, at familiar evidence; it brings familiar relationships into the centre of scrutiny; and it offers, in a significant way, the unit of one man’s life, and of one man’s economic fortunes, as a focus of study.” —E. P. Thompson, Midland History
Ralph Josselin, vicar of Earls Colne in Essex from 1641 to his death in 1683, kept for almost forty years a remarkably detailed account of his life—his mental and emotional world as well as his activities. Few diaries from this period afford such a rounded picture of a family from so many aspects. Alan Macfarlane, a historian and lecturer in social anthropology at Cambridge University, explores through the diary Josselin’s life as a farmer, businessman, Puritan clergyman, neighbor, husband, and father, providing a unique view of seventeenth-century life from the inside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393008494
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1977
Series:
Norton Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,129,439
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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