God Speed the Plough
The Representation of Agrarian England, 1500 1660
ISBN10: 0521453798 ISBN13: 9780521453790 Contributors: McRae, Andrew Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Mar 1 1996 Pages: 335 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This book presents a fresh view of crucial processes of change, offering through an interdisciplinary analysis fresh insights into both the history and literature of the land in early modern England. It examines a wide range of source material concerned with the practices and values of rural England--sermons, pamphlets, satiric verse and drama, husbandry and surveying manuals, chorographic texts, and rural poetry. It traces important developments in patterns of representation, which at once parallel and promote the nation's shift toward modern standards of individualism and mercantilism.