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David Hitchcock; Beat Kümin; Brian Cowan

David Hitchcock; Beat Kümin; Brian Cowan Cultures of Early Modern Europe: Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 (Paperback)

David Hitchcock; Beat Kümin; Brian Cowan Cultures of Early Modern Europe: Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 (Paperback)

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The first social and cultural history of vagrancy between 1650 and 1750, this book combines sources from across England and the Atlantic world to describe the shifting and desperate experiences of the very poorest and most marginalized of people in early modernity; the outcasts, the wandering destitute, the disabled veteran, the aged labourer, the solitary pregnant woman on the road and those referred to as vagabonds and beggars are all explored in this comprehensive account of the subject. Using a rich array of archival and literary sources, Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 offers a history not only of the experiences of vagrants themselves, but also of how the settled 'better sort' perceived vagrancy, how it was culturally represented in both popular and elite literature as a shadowy underworld of dissembling rogues, gypsies, and pedlars, and how these representations powerfully affected the lives of vagrants themselves.

Hitchcock's is an important study for all scholars and students interested in the social and cultural history of early modern England. Cultures of Early Modern Europe: Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 (Paperback)

Specifications

Language

English

Series Title

Cultures of Early Modern Europe

Publisher

Bloomsbury Academic

Book Format

Paperback

Original Languages

English

Number of Pages

248

Author

Beat Kümin, Brian Cowan, David Hitchcock

Title

Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750

ISBN-13

9781350058125

Publication Date

January, 2018

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

9.21 x 6.14 x 0.53 Inches

ISBN-10

1350058122

SKU: WA829336685

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