Sociability and power in late-Stuart England : the cultural worlds of the Verneys, 1660-1720  pbk.

Susan E. Whyman

This highly original study looks at rituals of sociability in new and creative ways. Based upon thousands of personal letters, it reconstructs the changing country and London worlds of an English gentry family, and reveals intimate details about the social and cultural life of the period. Challenging current influential views, the book observes strong connections, instead of deep divisions, between country and city, land and trade, sociability and power. Its very different view undermines established stereotypes of omnipotent male patriarchs, powerless wives and kin, autonomous elder sons, and dependent younger brothers. Gifts of venison and visits in a coach reveal unexpected findings about the subtle power of women over the social code, the importance of younger sons, and the overwhelming impact of London. Successfully combining storytelling and historical analysis, the book recreates everyday lives in a period of overseas expansion, financial revolution, and political turmoil.

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This highly original study looks at rituals of sociability in new and creative ways. Based upon thousands of personal letters, it reconstructs the changing country and London worlds of an English gentry family, and reveals intimate details about the social and cultural life of the period. Challenging current influential views, the book observes strong connections, instead of deep divisions, between country and city, land and trade, sociability and power. Its very different view undermines established stereotypes of omnipotent male patriarchs, powerless wives and kin, autonomous elder sons, and dependent younger brothers. Gifts of venison and visits in a coach reveal unexpected findings about the subtle power of women over the social code, the importance of younger sons, and the overwhelming impact of London. Successfully combining storytelling and historical analysis, the book recreates everyday lives in a period of overseas expansion, financial revolution, and political turmoil.

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[目次]

  • PART ONE: COUNTRY AND CITY NETWORKS
  • 1. Sir Ralph Verney: Networks of a Country Gentleman - The Gifts of Venison
  • 2. Sir John Verney: A Younger Son Enters the World of Commerce
  • 3. John Verney: Networks of a London Merchant
  • PART TWO: RESPONSE TO LONDON
  • 4. London Modes of Sociability: The Visit and the Coach
  • 5. Choosing Partners: The Marriage Market
  • 6. Party Politics and Power: The Verneys and the Temples

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[目次]

  • PART ONE: COUNTRY AND CITY NETWORKS
  • 1. Sir Ralph Verney: Networks of a Country Gentleman - The Gifts of Venison
  • 2. Sir John Verney: A Younger Son Enters the World of Commerce
  • 3. John Verney: Networks of a London Merchant
  • PART TWO: RESPONSE TO LONDON
  • 4. London Modes of Sociability: The Visit and the Coach
  • 5. Choosing Partners: The Marriage Market
  • 6. Party Politics and Power: The Verneys and the Temples

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この本の情報

書名 Sociability and power in late-Stuart England : the cultural worlds of the Verneys, 1660-1720
著作者等 Whyman, Susan E.
巻冊次 pbk.
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xii, 287 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0198207190
0199250235
NCID BA44716284
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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