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Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England

Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England

Matthew Walker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198746355
eISBN:
9780191808913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746355.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England charts the moment when well-educated, well-resourced, English intellectuals first became interested in classical architecture in ... More

Bride Ales and Penny WeddingsRecreations, Reciprocity, and Regions in Britain from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries

Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity, and Regions in Britain from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries

R. A. Houston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199680870
eISBN:
9780191760860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680870.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Some of the poorest regions of historic Britain had some of its most vibrant festivities. Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the peoples of northern England, Lowland Scotland, and Wales ... More

Consumption and the Country House

Consumption and the Country House

Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198726265
eISBN:
9780191793219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726265.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This study explores the consumption practices of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England. Focusing on three families and analysing account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries, ... More

Contesting the CityThe Politics of Citizenship in English Towns, 1250 - 1530

Contesting the City: The Politics of Citizenship in English Towns, 1250 - 1530

Christian D. Liddy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198705208
eISBN:
9780191774270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198705208.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The political narrative of late medieval English towns is often reduced to the story of the gradual intensification of oligarchy, in which power was exercised and projected by an ever smaller ruling ... More

Dangerous TalkScandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

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

David Cressy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book, filled with insults through the ages, is the full history of scurrilous political speech. Giving a voice to those gossips, rumourmongers and traitors, usually left out of history, this ... More

From Courtesy to CivilityChanging Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

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

Anna Bryson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

In any society, a foreigner learning the language must also learn what passes for good manners. The same is true for the historian trying to understand the social rules of a period and why these ... More

Gender, Family, and PoliticsThe Howard Women, 1485-1558

Gender, Family, and Politics: The Howard Women, 1485-1558

Nicola Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198784814
eISBN:
9780191827112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784814.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Among the depositions taken as part of the Queen Catherine Howard treason case in 1541 is an illuminating exchange. Mary Hall/Lascelles, the originator of the reports of Catherine’s pre-marital ... More

The Invention of ImprovementInformation and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England

The Invention of Improvement: Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England

Paul Slack

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199645916
eISBN:
9780191757754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645916.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The idea of improvement—gradual and cumulative betterment—was something new in seventeenth-century England. It became commonplace to assert that improvements in agriculture, industry, commerce, and ... More

James HarringtonAn Intellectual Biography

James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Rachel Hammersley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

James Harrington was a significant political and intellectual figure of the mid-seventeenth century, whose life and works embody the complex and contested web of political, religious and cultural ... More

Luxury and PowerThe Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Helen Jacobsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book is a study of the material world of English ambassadors at the end of the seventeenth century and illustrates the way in which architecture and the arts played an important role in ... More

Misery to MirthRecovery from Illness in Early Modern England

Misery to Mirth: Recovery from Illness in Early Modern England

Hannah Newton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779025
eISBN:
9780191826122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779025.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The history of early modern medicine often makes for depressing reading. It implies that people fell ill, took ineffective remedies, and died. This book seeks to rebalance and brighten our overall ... More

Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Adam Fox

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book explores the varied vernacular forms and rich oral traditions which were such a part of popular culture in early modern England. It focuses, in particular, upon dialect speech and ... More

Punishing the Dead?Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

R. A. Houston

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586424
eISBN:
9780191595356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586424.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Suicide, that most personal of acts, has considerable public import. Drawing ideas from a range of disciplines including law, philosophy, social sciences and literary studies as well as history, this ... More

Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and RepresentationsA collection to honour Paul Slack

Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Michael J. Braddick and Joanna Innes (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The book pays tribute to Paul Slack’s work as a historian, and engages with the rapidly growing body of work on the ‘history of emotions’. The themes of suffering and happiness run through Paul ... More

Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart EnglandTales of Discord and Dissension

Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

David Cressy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. It uses a ... More

Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England

Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England

Peter Elmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198717720
eISBN:
9780191787201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717720.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This study constitutes a wide-ranging and original overview of the place of witchcraft and witch-hunting in the broader culture of early modern England. Based on a mass of new evidence extracted from ... More

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