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Title The extraordinary and the everyday in early modern England : essays in celebration of the work of Bernard Capp / edited by Angela McShane, Garthine Walker.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 254 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-250) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
Popular culture -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Popular culture -- England -- History -- 16th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Curiosities and wonders -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Curiosities and wonders -- England -- History -- 16th century.
England -- Civilization -- 17th century.
England -- Civilization -- 16th century.
England.
1500-1699
Genre History.
Contents Part I. The extraordinary in the everyday. 1. Bodily control and social unease : the fast in seventeenth century England / Keith Thomas -- 2. The ambition of a young Baronet : Sir Thomas Isham of Lamport, 1657-1681 / Anthony Fletcher -- 3. Robert Robertes and Little Cis : an extraordinary relationship / Ralph Houlbrooke -- 4. Punishing words : insults and injuries, 1525-1700 / Paul Griffiths -- 5. The world of Poor Robin's intelligence : comedy and communication in late Stuart London / David M. Turner -- 6. The strangness of the familiar : witchcraft and the law in early modern England / Garthine Walker.
Part II. The everyday in the extraordinary 7. Ann Jeffries and the fairies : folk belief and the war on scepticism in later Stuart England / Peter Marshall -- 8. Wyclif's Well : Lollardy, landscape and memory in post-Reformation England / Alexandra Walsham -- 9. 'Boilded and stewed with roots and herbs' : everyday tales of cannibalism in early modern Virginia / Catherine Armstrong -- 10. Glimpses of the obscure : the Witch Trials of the Channel Islands / Darryl Ogier -- 11. The extraordinary case of the blood-drinking and flesh-eating cavaliers / Angela McShane -- 12. Mother Shipton an the Devil / Darren Oldridge -- 13. 'Bleeding afreshe'? : the affray and murder at Nantwich, 19 December 1572 / Steve Hindle -- Publications by Professor Bernard Capp / compiled by Tim Reinke-Williams.
Summary A fascinating collection of essays by renowned and emerging scholars exploring how everyday matters from farting to friendship reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional acts and beliefs - such as those of ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism - illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people.
Other Author McShane, Angela, 1959-
Walker, Garthine.
Other Title Print version: Extraordinary and the everyday in early modern England. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230537248