Agnes Bowker's Cat: Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England

Oxford University Press, 10 may. 2001 - 351 páginas
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.

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This was a very well written social history about how the manifestations of abnormal behavior and suspicion showed the anxiety and instability within the time period. The book examines locally ... Leer reseña completa

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David Cressy is Professor of History at Ohio State University, USA

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