Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England - Past and Present Publications (Paperback)Margaret Spufford (author)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
' ... this is without doubt a major contribution to the study of popular culture, full of insights, and combining a high level of scholarship with a sympathetic lightness of touch'. The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Contrasting Communities established Margaret Spufford as one of our leading local historians. Her new and enthralling book ... can only enhance and expand her reputation ... Small Books and Pleasant Histories is an invaluable complement to the exciting demographic studies of recent years, and a distinguished contribution to ... the mentalite of the inarticulate.' Journal of European Studies
'Margaret Spufford's book is a model of its kind in the way of concrete and well-presented information.' English Studies
'Dr Spufford is already recognized as one of the most distinguished among the younger social historians working on the early modern period. Her second full-length book will not disappoint her readers ... a remarkable addition to our understanding of popular literature and religion in seventeenth-century society.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
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