The Memory of the People: Custom and Popular Senses of the Past in Early Modern England (Paperback)Andy Wood (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 227 x 152 x 23 mm
'The Memory of the People is a tour de force, its conceptual sophistication and empirical rigor representing social history at its very best. Based on protracted and sensitive engagement with a huge range of manuscript source material derived from the law courts (especially the equity jurisdictions of early modern England), it draws inspiration not only from historical studies of the significance of custom, but also from the work of sociologists, socio-linguists, social anthropologists and historical geographers. Andy Wood's penetrating analysis of plebeian culture will radically transform the way historians think about popular understandings of time and space in the English past.' Steve Hindle, W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, Huntington Library
'A dense, thought-provoking and penetrating book that will inspire a new generation of students of early modern history.' History Today
'The study of popular perceptions of the past has taken a dramatic step forward with this splendid book.' Daniel Woolf, Renaissance Quarterly
'Beautifully, and very accessibly, written, this book deserves to be recognised as an instantaneous classic.' Rural History
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