Proverbs and princes in post-reformation England

Harmes, Marcus ORCID: and Colclough, Gillian (2015) Proverbs and princes in post-reformation England. In: Spoken word and social practice: orality in Europe (1400-1700). Medieval and Renaissance Authors and Texts, 14. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 300-318. ISBN 9789004288683


Spoken Word and Social Practice: Orality in Europe (1400-1700) addresses historians and literary scholars. It aims to recapture oral culture in a variety of literary and non-literary sources, tracking the echo of women’s voices, on trial, or bantering and gossiping in literary works, and recapturing those of princes and magistrates, townsmen, villagers, mariners, bandits, and songsmiths. Almost all medieval and early modern writing was marked by the oral. Spoken words and turns of phrase are bedded in writings, and the mental habits of a speaking world shaped texts. Writing also shaped speech; the oral and the written zones had a porous, busy boundary. Cross-border traffic is central to this study, as is the power, range, utility, and suppleness of speech.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 10. Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Open Access College (1 Jul 2013 - 7 Jun 2020)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Open Access College (1 Jul 2013 - 7 Jun 2020)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 06:50
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Henry Prince of Wales (d.1612); proverbs
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430304 British history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
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