Agnes Bowker's Cat: Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England (BOK)
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"What a world is this? It is marvelous, it is monstrous! I hear say there is a young woman, born in the town of Harborough, one Bowker, a butcher's daughter, which of late, God wot, is bought to bed of a cat, or have delivered a cat, or, if you will, is the mother of a cat! Oh God!" William Bullein - Dialogue Against the Fever Pestilence (1578) David Cressy examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. Drawing on local texts and narratives he reveals how a series of troubling and unorthodox happenings-bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, nakedness and cross-dressing, excommunication and irregular burial, iconoclasm and vandalism-disturbed the margins, cut across the grain, and set the authorities on edge.
Oxford University Press
|Antall sider||364||Dimensjoner||12,9cm x 19,6cm x 2cm|
|Vekt||385 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Cultural studies, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700|