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The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-Century Clergyman: An Essay in Historical Anthropology (Norton Library)

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Ralph Josselin, vicar of Earls Colne in Essex from 1641 to his death in 1683, kept for almost forty years a remarkably detailed account of his life--his mental and emotional world as well as his activities. Few diaries from this period afford such a rounded picture of a family from so many aspects. Alan Macfarlane, a historian and lecturer in social anthropology at Cambridge University, explores through the diary Josselin's life as a farmer, businessman, Puritan clergyman, neighbor, husband, and father, providing a unique view of seventeenth-century life from the inside.

Synopsis:

"The great merit of Macfarlane's book is that it poses questions; it teaches historians to look very much more closely, and in new ways, at familiar evidence; it brings familiar relationships into the centre of scrutiny; and it offers, in a significant way, the unit of one man's life, and of one man's economic fortunes, as a focus of study." --E. P. Thompson,

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393008494
Author:
MacFarlane, Alan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
MacFarlane, Alan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Family
Subject:
England
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Anglicanism
Subject:
Clergy -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
Christianity - Anglicanism
Subject:
Church of England -- Clergy -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Library Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 52
Publication Date:
19770531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
7.22x4.83x.55 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "The great merit of Macfarlane's book is that it poses questions; it teaches historians to look very much more closely, and in new ways, at familiar evidence; it brings familiar relationships into the centre of scrutiny; and it offers, in a significant way, the unit of one man's life, and of one man's economic fortunes, as a focus of study." --E. P. Thompson,
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