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The social circulation of the past : English historical culture, 1500-1730

Author: D R Woolf
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Woolf details here the ways in which English men and women first became seriously aware of and interested in their own and the world's past. Previous works have focused exclusively on the writings of a small minority of historians, yet, through using a variety of manuscript and printed sources, this study examines the wider 'historical culture' within which historical and antiquarian studies could emerge, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D R Woolf
ISBN: 0199257787 9780199257782
OCLC Number: 59367599
Awards: Winner of Winner of the John Ben Snow Prize 2004.
Description: xvii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Past and the Present --
1. Consciousness of Change --
2. Old and New --
pt. II. Ancestral Past --
3. Cultivation of Heredity --
4. Genealogical Imagination --
pt. III. Tangible Past --
5. Varieties of Antiquarianism --
6. Seeing the Past --
7. Archaeological Economy --
pt. IV. Past Remembered --
8. Ways of Remembering --
9. Popular Beliefs about the Past --
10. Oral Tradition.
Responsibility: Daniel Woolf.
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Woolf details here the ways in which English men and women first became seriously aware of and interested in their own and the world's past. This study examines the wider 'historical culture' within  Read more...

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... dense and informative work. * History Today *

 
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