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How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts

Author: Ruth Goodman
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals-- Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers. Goodman draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to offer this colorfully crude portrait of offenses most foul. Readers will delight in learning how to time your impressions for the biggest laugh, why quoting Shakespeare was poor form, and why curses hurled at women were
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Goodman
ISBN: 9781631495113 1631495119
OCLC Number: 1156781127
Notes: "First published in Great Britain under the title How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain"--title page verso.
Description: 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Offensive speech --
Insolent, rude and threatening gestures --
Mockery --
Outright violence --
Disgusting habits --
Repulsive bodies --
The complete scoundrel.
Other Titles: How to behave badly in Renaissance Britain
Responsibility: Ruth Goodman.

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Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals-- Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers. Goodman draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to offer this colorfully crude portrait of offenses most foul. Readers will delight in learning how to time your impressions for the biggest laugh, why quoting Shakespeare was poor form, and why curses hurled at women were almost always about sex (and why we shouldn't be surprised). A celebration of one of history's naughtiest periods, when derision was an art form. -- adapted from jacket.

Draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to illustrate the social mores of the Elizabethan Era.

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