Early Modern England: A Social History 1550 1760

Widely praised and consistently popular since its first publication in 1987, Early Modern England now reflects in this new edition the invigorating and substantial changes that have swept the field over the past decade and It combines considerations of the traditional concerns of social history with investigations of the newer items on the agendas of historians.Widely praised and consistently popular since its first publication in 1987, Early Modern England now reflects in this new edition the invigorating and substantial changes that have swept the field over the past decade and It combines considerations of the traditional concerns of social history with investigations of the newer items on the agendas of historians The result is a masterly study, providing the only up to date interpretation available for the period.
Early Modern England A Social History Widely praised and consistently popular since its first publication in Early Modern England now reflects in this new edition the invigorating and substantial changes that have swept the field ov

  • Title: Early Modern England: A Social History 1550 1760
  • Author: J.A. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780713164756
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A Useful Resource for Authors of Historical FictionA wide-ranging and commendably balanced piece of historiography spanning the period 1550-1760. It aims to provide an overview of how life was lived by the people of England, from the highest to the lowest, during the period in question, although, alas, the sieve of history has captured far less relating to the lives of the meaner sort when compared to those of the middling and upper orders. This is an unavoidable consequence of differential rate [...]

    2. One of the surprising and interesting things about this book is that the author often stops to discuss historiographical issues. He shows where problems of interpretation lie and where evidence makes conclusions difficult. But he doesn't just beg off--he takes a position while noting the difficulty of making it conclusive. As an example, in his discussion of industry during the period, he points to a tendency for historians' interpretations to be tainted by hindsight. "An important interpretive [...]

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