From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Hardcover | June 1, 1997

byAnna Bryson

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In any society, a foreigner learning the language must also learn what passes for good manners. The same is true for the historian trying to understand the social rules of a period and why these change. This book explores the nature and development of early modern conceptions of good manners,and examines some of the particular forms of everyday behaviour which these conceptions implied. `Courtesy' and `Civility' were among the values central to Tudor and Stuart assumptions and fears about the social and political order.

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In any society, a foreigner learning the language must also learn what passes for good manners. The same is true for the historian trying to understand the social rules of a period and why these change. This book explores the nature and development of early modern conceptions of good manners,and examines some of the particular forms of...

Anna Bryson is at Charles University, Prague.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:322 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019821765X

ISBN - 13:9780198217657

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`it is ... gratifying to see an early modern historian traversing the borders between social and intellectual history with such confidence.'Barry Reay, Social History Bulletin.