A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700

Hamling, Tara and Richardson, Catherine (2017) A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700. Yale University Press, London, UK, 320 pp. ISBN 978-0-300-19501-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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 behaviour 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 characterised their daily existence.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Catherine Richardson
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 18:33 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 10:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51353 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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