The Spoken Word
Oral Culture in Britain, 1500-1850
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Spoken Word by Adam Fox
Book DescriptionDiscusses the transition from a largely oral to a fundamentally literate society in the early modern period. During this period the spoken word remained of the utmost importance but development of printing and the spread of popular literacy combined to transform the nature of communication. Examines English, Scottish and Welsh Oral culture to provide the first pan-British study of the subject. Covers several aspects of oral culture ranging from tradition, to memories of the civil war, to changing mechanics for the settling of debts. The time-span concentrates on the period 1500-1800 but includes material from outside this time frame, covering a longer chronolgical span than most other studies to show the link between early modern and modern oral and literate cultures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719057472
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This text explores the vernacular forms and rich oral traditions which were such a part of popular culture in early modern England. It focuses, in particular, upon dialect speech and proverbial wisdom. Though the spoken word prevailed, written influences added to the cultural repertoire.
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Author Biography - Adam Fox
Adam Fox is Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh. Daniel Woolf is Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada
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