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A day at home in early modern England : material culture and domestic life, 1500-1700 / Tara Hamling & Dr Catherine Richardson.

By: Hamling, Tara.
Contributor(s): Richardson, Catherine [author].
Publisher: London : Yale University Press, 2017Description: 311 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780300195019 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Material culture -- England -- History | Households -- England -- History | England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century | England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century | England -- Social conditions -- 16th century | England -- Social conditions -- 17th centuryDDC classification: 306.0942 Summary: "This fascinating book offers the first sustained investigation of the complex relationship between the middling sort and their domestic space in the tumultuous, rapidly changing culture of early modern England. Presented in an innovative and engaging narrative form that follows the pattern of a typical day from early morning through the middle of the night, A Day at Home in Early Modern England examines the profound influence that the domestic material environment had on structuring and expressing modes of thought and behavior of relatively ordinary people. With a multidisciplinary approach that takes both extant objects and documentary sources into consideration, Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson recreate the layered complexity of lived household experience and explore how a family's investment in rooms, decoration, possessions, and provisions served to define not only their status, but the social, commercial, and religious concerns that characterized their daily existence." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Autumn 2022
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"This fascinating book offers the first sustained investigation of the complex relationship between the middling sort and their domestic space in the tumultuous, rapidly changing culture of early modern England. Presented in an innovative and engaging narrative form that follows the pattern of a typical day from early morning through the middle of the night, A Day at Home in Early Modern England examines the profound influence that the domestic material environment had on structuring and expressing modes of thought and behavior of relatively ordinary people. With a multidisciplinary approach that takes both extant objects and documentary sources into consideration, Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson recreate the layered complexity of lived household experience and explore how a family's investment in rooms, decoration, possessions, and provisions served to define not only their status, but the social, commercial, and religious concerns that characterized their daily existence." - Book cover

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