Cheap Print And Popular Piety, 1550-1640: Cheap Print & Popular Piety 15

October 21, 1993|
Cheap Print And Popular Piety, 1550-1640: Cheap Print & Popular Piety 15 by Tessa Watt
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This book looks at how popular religious belief was reflected in the cheapest printed wares available in England in the century after the Reformation: the broadside ballad, the woodcut picture and the chapbook (a small pamphlet, usually of 24 pages). Dr. Watt''s study is illustrated throughout by extracts from these wares, many of which are being reproduced for the first time. The production of this "cheap print" is an important chapter in book trade history, showing the increasing specialization of the ballad trade, and tracing for the first time the beginnings of the chapbook trade in the early seventeenth century. But much of this print was not only read; it was also to be sung or pasted as decoration on the wall. The ballad is placed in the context of contemporary musical culture, and the woodcut is related to the decorative arts--wall painting and painted cloth--which have been neglected by mainstream historians. At the same time, the book challenges the picture drawn by recent historians of a great gulf between Protestantism and "popular culture," showing the continuity of many aspects of traditional pre-Reformation piety--modified by Protestant doctrine--well into the seventeenth century.
Born in Australia in 1949, John Guy grew up in England. Early in life Guy developed a love of history. He pursued that interest and read History under the supervision of Professor Sir Geoffrey Elton, the pre-eminent Tudor scholar of the late-twentieth century. John Guy took a First and became a Research Fellow of Selwyn College in 1970...
Title:Cheap Print And Popular Piety, 1550-1640: Cheap Print & Popular Piety 15Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:392 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.87 inShipping dimensions:392 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.87 inPublished:21 octobre 1993Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521458277

ISBN - 13:9780521458276

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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