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Plain Lives in a Golden Age
Popular Culture, Religion and Society in Seventeenth-Century Holland

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  • Date Published: August 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521367851

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  • st comprehensive study yet published of the plain lives of a 'golden age'.f plague from the first outbreak of the Black Death in 1348 to the mid-fifteenth century. Through an innovative study of this evidence, Professor Carmichael develops two related strands of analysis. First, she discusses the extent to which true plague epidemics may have occurred, by considering what other infectious diseases contributed significantly to outbreaks of 'pestilence'. She finds that there were many differences between the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century epidemics. She then sh

    • Important book by a major authority available for the first time in English
    • Attractively illustrated
    • A fascinating contribution to the history of everyday life, to 'history from below'
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521367851
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 191 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface to the English edition
    Part I. Daily Bread:
    1. People of little wisdom and limited power
    2. The attraction of Holland
    3. Outside the community
    4. Honest poverty
    5. Paths upward
    Part II. Popular Culture:
    6. Women and girls
    7. The natural life
    8. Upbringing
    9. Popular reading and the supply of news
    Part III. People and Government:
    10. The government
    11. Money
    12. The community
    13. The war
    Part IV. Hell and Heaven:
    14. Popular belief
    15. Calvinists
    16. Catholics
    17. Mennonites

  • Author

    A. Th. van Deursen


    Maarten Ultee

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