Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England
By (author) Linda Levy Peck
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Consuming Splendor by Linda Levy Peck
Book DescriptionA fascinating study of the ways in which the consumption of luxury goods transformed social practices, gender roles, royal policies, and the economy in seventeenth-century England. Linda Levy Peck charts the development of new ways of shopping; new aspirations and identities shaped by print, continental travel, and trade to Asia, Africa, the East and West Indies; new building, furnishing, and collecting; and the new relationship of technology, luxury and science. As contemporaries eagerly appropriated and copied foreign material culture, the expansion of luxury consumption continued across the usual divide of the Civil War and the Interregnum and helped to propel England from the margins to the center of European growth and innovation. Her findings show for the first time the seventeenth-century origins of consumer society and she offers the reader a novel framework for the history of seventeenth-century England.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521842327
(247mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda Levy Peck
Mental World of the Jacobean Court, Paperback (October 2005)
New interpretations of Jacobean court culture by an international group of specialists.
Court Patronage and Corruption in Early Stuart England, Paperback (May 1993)» View all books by Linda Levy Peck
This prize-winning volume concerns the revisionist debate about the crisis of government that led to the English Civil War. The author analyzes the structures and networks of patronage, and then applies the analysis to studies of factions, favourites, naval venality, impeachment and monopolies.
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Author Biography - Linda Levy Peck
Linda Levy Peck is Columbian Professor of History at the George Washington University. She has published extensively on politics, society, and culture in seventeenth-century England. She is the author of Court Patronage and Corruption in Early Stuart England (1990) and the editor of The Mental World of the Jacobean Court (1991).
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