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Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500-1700 (Oxford Studies in Social History)

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Oral and Literate Culture in England explores the rich oral culture of early modern England. It focuses upon dialect speech and proverbial wisdom, "old wives' tales" and children's lore, historical legends and local customs, scurrilous versifying and scandalous rumor-mongering. Adam Fox demonstrates the extent to which this vernacular world was fundamentally structured by written and printed sources over the course of the period.

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This work explores the varied vernacular forms and rich oral traditions which were such a part of popular culture in early modern England. It focuses particularly upon dialect speech and proverbial wisdom; "old wives'tales" and children's lore, historical legends and local customs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Oral and the Literate

71. Popular Speech

2. Proverbial Wisdom

3. Old Wives' Tales and Nursery Lore

4. The Historical Imagination

5. Local Custom, Memory, and Record

6. Ballads and Libels

7. Rumour and News

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198205128
Author:
Fox, Adam
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Author:
null, Adam
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History, World | British | 16th C
Subject:
English literature - Early modern, 1500-
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History
Series Volume:
77-422
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 halftones
Pages:
524
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 x 1.4 in 1.65 lb

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» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
» History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
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» History and Social Science » World History » England » General
» History and Social Science » World History » General

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