Proverbs and princes in post-reformation England

Harmes, Marcus 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

Abstract

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 / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 06:50
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 01:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Henry Prince of Wales (d.1612); proverbs
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1163/9789004291829_012
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27791

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