The spoken word: Oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850.

The early modern period was of great significance throughout Europe with respect to its gradual transition from a largely oral to a fundamentally literate society. On the one hand, the spoken word remained of the utmost importance to the dissemination of ideas, the communication of information and t...

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Main Authors: Fox, Adam. (Author), Woolf, Daniel. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Manchester University Press, 2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • Language, literacy and aspects of identity in early modern Wales / Richard Suggett and Eryn White
  • The pulpit and the pen: clergy, orality and print in the Scottish Gaelic world / Donald Meek
  • Speaking of history: conversations about the past in restoration and eighteenth-century England / Daniel Woolf
  • Vagabonds and minstrels in sixteenth-century Wales / Richard Suggett
  • Reformed folklore? Cautionary tales and oral tradition in early modern England / Alexandra Walsham
  • The genealogical histories of Gaelic Scotland / Martin MacGregor
  • Constructing oral tradition: the origins of the concept in enlightenment intellectual culture / Nicholas Hudson
  • 'Things said or sung a thousand times': customary society and oral culture in rural England, 1700-1900 / Bob Bushaway.