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Negotiating power in early modern society : order, hierarchy, and subordination in Britain and Ireland

Author: M J Braddick; John Walter
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Addressing the dynamics of power in early modern societies, this book challenges the existing tendency to see past societies in terms of binary oppositions - such as male/female, rich/poor,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Braddick; John Walter
ISBN: 0521651638 9780521651639
OCLC Number: 224014834
Description: x, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Grids of power: order, hierarchy and subordination in early modern society / Michael J. Braddick and John Walter --
1. Ordering the body: illegitimacy and female authority in seventeenth-century England / Laura Gowing --
2. Child sexual abuse in early modern England / Martin Ingram --
3. Sex, social relations and the law in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London / Faramerz Dabhoiwala --
4. Exhortation and entitlement: negotiating inequality in English rural communities, 1550-1650 / Steve Hindle --
5. Public transcripts, popular agency and the politics of subsistence in early modern England / John Walter --
6. 'Bragging and daring words': honour, property and the symbolism of the hunt in Stowe, 1590-1642 / Dan Beaver --
7. Administrative performance: the representation of political authority in early modern England / Michael J. Braddick --
8. Negotiating order in early seventeenth-century Ireland / Raymond Gillespie --
9. Order, orthodoxy and resistance: the ambiguous legacy of English puritanism or just how moderate was Stephen Denison? / Peter Lake --
10. Making Orthodoxy in late Restoration England: the trials of Edmund Hickeringill, 1662-1710 / Justin Champion and Lee McNulty.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Braddick and John Walter.
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