Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England

Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England

David Cressy


during this exploration of the social context of interpreting and writing in pre-industrial England, David Cressy tackles vital questions on the boundaries of participation within the mainstream of early smooth society. To what quantity may possibly humans at various social degrees percentage in political, spiritual, literary and cultural existence; how very important was once the power to learn and write; and the way generally dispensed have been those talents? utilizing a mix of humanist and social-scientific tools, Dr Cressy offers a close reconstruction of the profile of literacy in 16th- and seventeenth-century England, awaiting the eighteenth century and in addition making comparisons with different eu societies.

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