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The Life of Learning: BRITISH ACADEMY LECTURE

KEITH THOMAS

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Four hundred years ago, scholars enjoyed much higher esteem than they do now. Rulers competed for their services and their work was assumed to be of crucial importance to everyone. This chapter ... More


Recreation, Religion, and Female Culture

Bernard Capp

in When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255986
eISBN:
9780191719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255986.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter addresses the question: what opportunities did ordinary women enjoy for recreation in early modern England, and what forms might it take? It considers the role of religion in women's ... More


The English Origins of American Catholicism

Maura Jane Farrelly

in Papist Patriots: The Making of an American Catholic Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757718
eISBN:
9780199932504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757718.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The vast majority of Catholics living in Maryland at the time of the American Revolution were of English ancestry. The Catholic experience in early-modern England, therefore, laid the foundation for ... More


Introduction

Anna Bryson

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

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the nature and development of early modern conceptions of good manners, and examine some of the particular forms ... More


Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Alexandra Shepard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299348
eISBN:
9780191716614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299348.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the diverse and varied meanings of manhood in early modern England, and their complex and often contested relationship with patriarchal principles, in order to add a new dimension ... More


Introduction

Paul Slack

in From Reformation to Improvement: Public Welfare in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206613
eISBN:
9780191677243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206613.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The subject of this book is public action for the public good in England between the early sixteenth and the early eighteenth centuries, the shapes that it assumed, and the reasons why it took the ... More


Introduction

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with a brief description of the contributions of the merchant to the early modern state. It then discusses the purpose of the book, which is to analyse the political and social ... More


Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Invention of the Author: Shakespeare Lecture

Ian Donaldson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, who were the two supreme writers of early modern England. It reveals that these two writers were intricately and curiously interwoven. The ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents historical background on separation and divorce in pre-modern society and various legal or judicial processes involved in marriage and divorce. It introduces the case studies of ... More


Producers

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In early modern England the ability to write, and to write with a clear hand, was valuable, opening up a career as a scrivener, a secretary, a clerk, or a copyist. All of these wrote or copied ... More


Introduction

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book deals with a series of questions regarding women's experiences of the world in early modern England. It tries to comprehend ‘women's experiences’ not as a simple linear description of ... More


Conclusion

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses that the book tried to place Edmund Spenser in the context of different and coexisting conceptions of the past, particularly those influenced by religious, nationalistic, and ... More


Introduction

Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263211
eISBN:
9780191734427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter discusses the histories of popular recreation in early modern England. It looks at the research previously conducted in this field, which shows that researchers were ... More


Hospitality in Early Modern England

Felicity Heal

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217633
eISBN:
9780191678257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217633.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a study of the ideal and practice of hospitality in England between the 15th and 17th centuries. In early modern England, hospitality was believed to be a vital social virtue, comparable ... More


Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Dennis Austin Britton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The infidel-conversion motif—in which Jews and Muslims convert to Christianity—is a staple of romance narratives by Roman Catholic writers in medieval and early modern Europe. Baptisms and ... More


Introduction

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's main arguments: that Renaissance pastoral, in addition to sometimes being a figurative mode masking political controversies, is also frequently concerned ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that it is time to rethink the two dominant scholarly models for conceptualizing early modern gender and social hierarchies in Shakespeare’s England: 1) the triangular ... More


Introduction: A Tale of Robin Hood

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the pursuit of a specifically vernacular eloquence in early modern England, an endeavor known as taking classical figures of speech and making them “speak English.” Citing ... More


On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

David Baker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In early modern England, while moralists railed against the theater as wasteful and depraved, and inflation whittled away at the value of wages, people attended the theater in droves. This book draws ... More


Delay

Rachel Chrastil

in How to Be Childless: A History and Philosophy of Life Without Children

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918620
eISBN:
9780190066765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918620.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Since the early modern period, women have postponed marriage and therefore, in many cases, remained childless. By putting off marriage and childrearing for a decade or longer, women could achieve ... More


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