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Memory of the People: Custom and Popular Senses of the Past in Early Modern England

Author: WOOD ANDY
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 412
Pub Date: 15/08/2013
ISBN: 9780521720670
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Quick overview The Memory of the People is a major study of popular memory in the early modern period.
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Did ordinary people in early modern England have any coherent sense of the past? Andy Wood's pioneering new book charts how popular memory generated a kind of usable past that legitimated claims to rights, space and resources. He explores the genesis of customary law in the medieval period; the politics of popular memory; local identities and traditions; gender and custom; literacy, orality and memory; landscape, space and memory; and the legacy of this cultural world for later generations. Drawing from a wealth of sources ranging from legal proceedings and parochial writings to proverbs and estate papers, he shows how custom formed a body of ideas built up generation after generation from localized patterns of cooperation and conflict. This is a unique account of the intimate connection between landscape, place and identity and of how the poorer and middling sort felt about the world around them.

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