English Society, 1580-1680

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9780091451714: English Society, 1580-1680

English Society brings together the results of recent historiography, together with much original research by the author, to provide a fascinating picture of society and social change in the period. The first section of the book discusses some of the enduring characteristics of society: social stratification and social mobility, kinship, neighbourliness, patronage and deference, courtship and family formation, relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children. The second half of the book charts the course of social change: problems of public order, crime and social control, educational and religious developments, and profound changes in popular culture brought about by the growth of popular literacy and the consolidation of the Protestant Reformation. At every point, Keith Wrightson brings his material to life with his arresting use of contemporary diaries and texts.

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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


'It should be compulsory reading for every student of the period.' – Literary Review

'His book is a triumphant success and deserves to be widely read.' – British Book News

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Keith' 'Wrightson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1993)
ISBN 10: 009145171X ISBN 13: 9780091451714
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