The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England

Essays in Celebration of the Work of Bernard Capp

  • Angela McShane
  • Garthine Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England

  3. The Extraordinary in the Everyday

  4. The Everyday in the Extraordinary

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 246-254

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Angela McShane
    • 1
  • Garthine Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria and Albert MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Cardiff UniversityCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35897-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-29393-9
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