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The Resource The spoken word : oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850, edited by Adam Fox and Daniel Woolf

The spoken word : oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850, edited by Adam Fox and Daniel Woolf

Label
The spoken word : oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850
Title
The spoken word
Title remainder
oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adam Fox and Daniel Woolf
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the transmission of the cultural repertoire. On the other hand, the proliferation of written documents of all kinds, the development of printing and the spread of popular literacy combined to transform the nature of communication. Studies previous to this have traditionally focussed on individual countries or regions, and emphasised the contradictions between oral and literate culture. The essays in this fascinating collection depart from these approaches in several ways. By examining not only English, but also Scottish and Welsh oral culture, they provide the first pan-British study of the subject. The authors also emphasise the ways in which oral and literate culture continued to compliment and inform each other, rather than focusing exclusively on their incompatibility, or on the 'inevitable' triumph of the written word. The chronological focus, ranging from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, with glances ahead to the twentieth, set the problem against a longer chronological span than most other studies, providing a link between early modern and modern oral and literate cultures. This book it will be of interest to students and scholars of British history, Linguistics, Literary Studies and Folklore Studies
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fox, Adam
  • Woolf, D. R.
Series statement
Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oral tradition
  • Literature and folklore
  • Literature and history
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The spoken word : oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850, edited by Adam Fox and Daniel Woolf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
FIEb12901349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780719057472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51059147
Label
The spoken word : oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850, edited by Adam Fox and Daniel Woolf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
FIEb12901349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780719057472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51059147

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