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Author Wheale, Nigel.
Title Writing and society : literacy, print, and politics in Britain, 1590-1660 / Nigel Wheale.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.

Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Written communication -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Literacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Printing -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1714.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. 'Paper I make my Friend and mind's true Glass': early modern literacy -- Christopher Marlowe's new sin -- Debating early modern literary culture -- 'Vale, soror, anima mea': reading the moment of writing -- 2. Status and literacy: the qualities of people -- From 'degree' to 'political arithmetic: mapping social hierarchy -- titled nobility: 'the Theatre of Hospitality' -- gentry: 'to be idle, and live upon the sweat of others' -- professions and major trades: 'minds ... more thoughtful and full of business' -- Yeomen: 'they that in times past made all France afraid' -- Craftsmen, tradesmen, copyholders: 'Of the fourth sort of men which do not rule' -- Apprentices and servants: 'Seeking service and place' -- Husbandmen, cottagers, labourers, vagrants: literacy at the margins of survival -- 3. 'Towardness': aptitude, gender and rank in early modern education -- Scripture for the boy who drives the plough -- From absey to grammar school -- 'Education is the bringing up of one, not to live alone, but amongst others, because company is our natural cognisance' -- 4. 'Mechanics in the Suburbs of Literature': printing and publishing 1590-1660 -- Printing in renaissance London -- Worshipful Company of Stationers -- 'Assignable productions of the brain': authorship and copyright -- 'Only for you, only to you': patronage, dedications, payment -- 'Let not one Brother oppress another. Do as you would be done unto': printing from revolution to Restoration -- 5. Censorship and state formation: heresy, sedition and the Celtic literary cultures -- 'Peace, plenty, love, truth, terror': defining early modern censorship -- Stationers' Company, overseer of the intellectual economy -- 'Ireland is but swordland': literary patronage, censorship and persecution in the Celtic cultures -- 6. 'Penny merriments, penny godlinesses': new writing for new readers
ISBN 0203982584 (electronic bk.)
9780203982587 (electronic bk.)
9780415084970 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0415084970 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780415084987 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0415084989 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0415084989 (Paper)
0415084970 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 252967468
Additional Format Print version: Wheale, Nigel. Writing and society. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999 (DLC) 98054317.