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Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Peter Burke, Brian Harrison, and Paul Slack

Abstract

Sir Keith Thomas is one of the most innovative and influential of English historians, and a scholar of unusual range. These essays, presented to him on his retirement as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, concentrate on one of the broad themes illuminated by his work—changing notions of civility in the past. From the sixteenth century onwards, civility was a term applied to modes of behaviour as well as to cultural and civic attributes. Its influence extended from styles of language and se ... More

Keywords: Sir Keith Thomas, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, civility, behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Burke, editor
University of Cambridge

Brian Harrison, editor

Paul Slack, editor
University of Oxford
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1 Keith Thomas

PETER BURKE, BRIAN HARRISON, and PAUL SLACK

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