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    Making ‘Gypsies’ in the English Reformation? Laws, words and texts (1530-1621)

    Wiseman, Susan J. (2022) Making ‘Gypsies’ in the English Reformation? Laws, words and texts (1530-1621). Proceedings of the British Academy 246 , pp. 181-200. ISSN 0068-1202. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The literature and literate knowledge that were produced in Europe from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries emanated from societies that were rigidly hierarchical. What difference did that fact make to the literature and literate knowledge? How did social hierarchy shape the production of literature and literate knowledge (by writers, patrons, printers) and their reception (by readers and audiences)? Literature, Learning, and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe is the first book to ask these question of Western Europe, in relation to a wide range of genres, disciplines, practices, and writers. The picture that emerges is of literature and literate knowledge largely bolstering social hierarchies while also questioning at times the very basis on which societies measured the status and worth of their members.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Literature, Learning, and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe, Edited by Neil Kenny. ISBN: 9780197267332
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 10:59
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 18:59
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42819

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