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The Extraordinary and The Everyday in Early Modern England

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Paper covered boards with no corner damage, condition is such whole book could be almost as new. No jacket.

This fascinating collection of essays written by renowned and emerging scholars of the early modern period explores the relationship between the extraordinary and the everyday to provide a greater understanding of and new insights into the mental and material worlds of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. By juxtaposing cases that struck early modern people as irregular or strange with things that they found perfectly usual, everyday matters such as household relationships, farting, drinking and exchanging insults are shown to reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional events and beliefs - such as those involving ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism - illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people. The contributions present not one worldview, nor adopt one way of approaching or illuminating the past. Rather, they demonstrate that categories such as the strange and the commonplace should be and were the subject of constant renegotiation, just as they are now.

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Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Ed'd by A Mc Shane & G Walker
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22x14x1.5 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0230537243
ISBN-13:
9780230537248
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan

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Paper covered boards with no corner damage, condition is such whole book could be almost as new. No jacket.

This fascinating collection of essays written by renowned and emerging scholars of the early modern period explores the relationship between the extraordinary and the everyday to provide a greater understanding of and new insights into the mental and material worlds of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. By juxtaposing cases that struck early modern people as irregular or strange with things that they found perfectly usual, everyday matters such as household relationships, farting, drinking and exchanging insults are shown to reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional events and beliefs - such as those involving ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism - illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people. The contributions present not one worldview, nor adopt one way of approaching or illuminating the past. Rather, they demonstrate that categories such as the strange and the commonplace should be and were the subject of constant renegotiation, just as they are now.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Ed'd by A Mc Shane & G Walker
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22x14x1.5 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0230537243
ISBN-13:
9780230537248
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan

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