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Author Shell, Alison, author
Title Oral culture and Catholicism in early modern England / Alison Shell
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Abbey ruins, sacrilege narratives and the Gothic imagination -- Anti-popery and the supernatural -- Answering back : orality and controversy -- Martyrs and confessors in oral culture -- Conclusion : orality, tradition and truth
After the Reformation, England's Catholics were marginalised and excluded from using printed media for propagandist ends. Instead, they turned to oral media, such as ballads and stories, to plead their case and maintain contact with their community. Building on the growing interest in Catholic literature which has developed in early modern studies, Alison Shell examines the relationship between Catholicism and oral culture from the mid-sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. In order to recover the textual traces of this minority culture, she expands canonical boundaries, looking at anecdotes, spells and popular verse alongside more conventionally literary material. In her archival research she uncovers many important manuscript sources. This book is an important contribution to the rediscovery of the writings and culture of the Catholic community and will be of great interest to scholars of early modern literature, history and theology
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521883955
Subject Catholic Church -- In literature
Christian literature, English -- Catholic authors -- History and criticism
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Anti-Catholicism -- England -- History
Oral tradition -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History -- 16th century
Oral tradition -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History -- 17th century
Oral tradition -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History -- 18th century
Oral tradition -- England -- History -- 16th century
Oral tradition -- England -- History -- 17th century
Oral tradition -- England -- History -- 18th century
Alt Title Oral Culture & Catholicism in Early Modern England
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