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Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

ISBN : 9780198820468

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¥5,379
Author: 
Alexandra Shepard
Pages
384 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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A fundamentally new account of the social order in early modern England: the first study to fully incorporate women, to offer comprehensive coverage of the range of social groups from the gentry to the labouring poor and across the life-cycle, and to represent regional variation.

Index: 

1 Self and Society in Early Modern England
Part I: Wealth and Poverty
2 Calculating Credit
3 Quantifying Status
4 Demarcating Poverty
Part II: Maintenance
5 Maintaining Oneself
6 Depending on Others
7 Making a Living
Part III: The Changing Currency of Credit
8 Refashioning Credibility
Conclusion: Reappraising the World of Goods
Bibliography

About the author: 

Alexandra Shepard has published widely on the history of gender relations and social relations in early modern England, including a book entitled Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press, 2003). She has also co-edited a number of essay collections, including most recently (with Steve Hindle and John Walter), Remaking English Society: Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England (2013).

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