The extraordinary and the everyday in early modern England : Essays in Celebration of the Work of Bernard Capp

edited by Angela McShane, Garthine Walker

This fascinating collection of essays written by renowned and emerging scholars of the early modern period explores the relationship between the extraordinary and the everyday to provide a greater understanding of and new insights into the mental and material worlds of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. By juxtaposing cases that struck early modern people as irregular or strange with things that they found perfectly usual, everyday matters such as household relationships, farting, drinking and exchanging insults are shown to reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional events and beliefs -- such as those involving ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism -- illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people. The contributions present not one worldview, nor adopt one way of approaching or illuminating the past. Rather, they demonstrate that categories such as the strange and the commonplace should be and were the subject of constant renegotiation, just as they are now.

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  • List of Illustrations Notes on the Contributors Introduction: The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England
  • A.McShane& G.Walker PART I: THE EXTRAORDINARY IN THE EVERYDAY Bodily Control and Social Unease: The Fart in Seventeenth-Century England
  • K.Thomas The Ambition of a Young Baronet: Sir Thomas Isham of Lamport, 1657A----1681
  • A.Fletcher Robert Robertes and Little Cis: an Extraordinary Relationship
  • R.Houlbrouke Punishing Words: Insults and Injuries, 1525--1700
  • P.Griffiths The World of Poor Robin's Intelligence: Comedy and Communication in Late Stuart London
  • D.M.Turner The Strangeness of the Familiar: Witchcraft and the Law in Early Modern England
  • G.Walker PART II: THE EVERYDAY IN THE EXTRAORDINARY Ann Jeffries and the Fairies: Folk Belief and the War on Scepticism in Later Stuart England
  • P.Marshall Wyclif's Well: Lollardy, Landscape and Memory in Post-Reformation England
  • A.Walsham 'Boiled and Stewed with Roots and Herbs': Everyday Tales of Cannibalism in Early Modern Virginia
  • C.Armstrong Glimpses of the Obscure: the Witch Trials of the Channel Islands
  • D.Ogier The Extraordinary Case of the Blood-Drinking and Flesh-Eating Cavaliers
  • A.McShane Mother Shipton and the Devil
  • D.Oldridge Bleedinge Afreshe'? The Affray and Murder at Nantwich, 19 December 1572
  • S.Hindle Publications by Professor Bernard Capp, FBA
  • T.Reinke-Williams Index

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書名 The extraordinary and the everyday in early modern England : Essays in Celebration of the Work of Bernard Capp
著作者等 Walker, Garthine
McShane Angela
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xi, 254 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780230537248
NCID BB0277752X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス