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Memory of the People Custom and Popular Senses of the Past in Early Modern England

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ISBN-10: 0521720672

ISBN-13: 9780521720670

Edition: 2013

Authors: Andy Wood

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Did ordinary people in early modern England have any coherent sense of the past? Andy Wood's pioneering new book charts how popular memory generated a kind of usable past that legitimated claims to rights, space and resources. He explores the genesis of customary law in the medieval period; the politics of popular memory; local identities and traditions; gender and custom; literacy, orality and memory; landscape, space and memory; and the legacy of this cultural world for later generations. Drawing from a wealth of sources ranging from legal proceedings and parochial writings to proverbs and estate papers, he shows how custom formed a body of ideas built up generation after generation from…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 412
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English