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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725$
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Adrian Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.001.0001

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The Quaker Tribe

The Quaker Tribe

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(p.35) 2 The Quaker Tribe
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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725
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ADRIAN DAVIES

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0003

This chapter focuses on a form of tribalism being practised by Friends. Quaker tribalism led to a disregard of worldly customs and associations. Recollections in the diaries and journals of Quakers, as well as the criticisms levelled by opponents of the sect, indicate that after conversion, the importance to family members, neighbours, and acquaintances was diminished.

Keywords:   Quaker tribe, tribalism, Friends, customs, recollections, conversion

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