Everyday Life and Popular Culture in Early Modern Britain (HIST 444.3)

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HIST 444 02 January 2016


This course explores the key constitutive elements of local communities in Britain from 1500 to 1800 using the tools of social and cultural historians. We will focus on the structures encountered by ordinary British women and men, including their interactions with hierarchy, patriarchy, managing and provisioning households, the practices of governance, making and exchanging goods and services, the cycles of birth, marriage and death, worshipping and remembering. The aim of the course is to give students an appreciation of the material culture of early modern Britain.


6 credit units of senior level HIST of which 3 credit units must be 300-level, or permission of the department.


Pre-1815; Europe and Great Britain. Students who have taken HIST 498.3 Special Topics Social and Cultural History of Early Modern Britain may not take this course for credit.

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