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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


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


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

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


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

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


The Background to Milton's History

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses John Milton's preparation as a national historian. In particular, by observing the History of Britain in the genre of the national history, the peculiarity of some of Milton's ... 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


Dangerous Speech from Hanoverian to Modern England

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the loosening of restraints on political conversation in the 18th century, and renewed assaults on seditious speech in the later Hanoverian period amidst calls for reform and ... 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


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

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


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


Public Duty, Conscience, and Women in Early Modern England

PATRICIA CRAWFORD

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202295
eISBN:
9780191675270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Patricia Crawford, the author of this chapter argues three main points: firstly, that the public and private in early modern England were permeable concepts in thought, and slippery concepts in ... More


The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750

H. R. French

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296385
eISBN:
9780191712029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296385.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides a detailed, comparative study of the social identity of the ‘middle sort of people’ in provincial England. It questions existing historical depictions of a defined ‘middling’ ... More


The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Wilfrid R. Prest

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Barristers constituted the most powerful and prosperous professional group in early modern England. In the half-century before the calling of the Long Parliament in 1640, this branch of the legal ... 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


Spenser’s Forms of History

Bart van Es

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book describes six modes through which Early Modern England addressed the past: chronicle, chorography, antiquarian discourse, euhemerism, typology, and prophecy. By setting this material ... More


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