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Author Buxton, Antony, 1950- author.

Title Domestic culture in early modern England / Antony Buxton.

Published Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xx, 302 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history ; volume 24
Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history ; v. 24.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The Thame household in context -- 2. The early modern household in context -- 3. Foodstuff provisioning, processing and cooking -- 4. Commensality and conviviality -- 5. Rest and security -- 6. The 'practice' and domestic culture of the Thame household -- 7. Thame households -- Conclusion.
Summary This book is a detailed study of the domestic life of the early modern, non-elite household, focussing on the Oxfordshire market town of Thame. Going beyond the exploration of the domestic economy and trends in living standards and consumption, it shows how close examination of the material context within which the household operated can provide evidence of its habitual activities, the relationships between its members, and the values that informed both. The book uses a familiar source, the probate inventory, supplemented by other contemporary written and pictorial evidence, to reveal how activities in the household were directly related to the agricultural, mercantile, and social environment. It illustrates the variable and shifting nature of social relationships and shows how the early modern household was part of the wider economic and social narrative of modernism and how it responded to altered modes of production and consumption, social allegiances, and ideologies. Offering new perspectives to reinvigorate the discussion of domestic relationships and rigorously examine the vexed question of change, 'Domestic Culture in Early Modern England' will be of interest to scholars and postgraduate students of material culture as well as historians of the household and family more generally.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Households -- England -- Thame -- History.
Material culture -- England -- Thame -- History.
Thame (England) -- Social life and customs.
Thame (England) -- Social conditions.
Thame (England) -- Economic conditions.
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781782046035 (electronic book)
1782046038 (electronic book)
9781783270415 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
1783270411 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)