Women Food Exchange and Governance in Early Modern England

If her diet during her prophesying—recounted in Cry of a Stone (1654)—is 'toast in small beer' augmented by God's immaterial ... and suggests that it is the Protectorate, and 216 WOMEN, FOOD EXCHANGE, AND GOVERNANCE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND.

Women  Food Exchange  and Governance in Early Modern England

This book is about the relationship of food and food practices to discourses and depictions of domestic and political governance in early modern women’s writing. It examines the texts of four elite women spanning approximately forty years: the Psalmes of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; the maternal nursing pamphlet of Elizabeth Clinton, Dowager Countess of Lincoln; the diary of Margaret, Lady Hoby; and Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth’s prose romance, Urania. It argues that we cannot gain a full picture of what food meant to the early modern English without looking at the works of women, who were the primary managers of household foodways. In examining food practices such as hospitality, gift exchange, and charity, this monograph demonstrates that women, no less than men, engaged with vital social, cultural and political processes.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England

13 Massimo Montanari, Food Is Culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004); Paul Freedman ed., Food: The History of Taste (London: Thames & Hudson, 2009). 14 Joan Thirsk, Food in Early Modern England: Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500– ...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production (while also questioning the validity of such terminology). The authors examine how popular culture impacted upon people's everyday lives during the period, helping to define how individuals and groups experienced the world. Issues as disparate as popular reading cultures, games, food and drink, time, textiles, religious belief and superstition, and the function of festivals and rituals are discussed. This research companion will be an essential resource for scholars and students of early modern history and culture.

Aphrodisiacs Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England

Tague, Ingrid, 'Aristocratic women and ideas of family in the early eighteenth century', in Berry and Foyester, The family in early modern England, 184–208 Thirsk, Joan, Food in early modern England, London 2007 Thomas, Keith, ...

Aphrodisiacs  Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England

This book argues that aphrodisiacs were used not simply for sexual pleasure, but, more importantly, to enhance fertility and reproductive success; and that at that time sexual desire and pleasure were felt to be far more intimately connected to conception and fertility than is the case today.

Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

In Order and Disorder in Early Modern England, ed. ... Close Readers: Humanism and Sodomy in Early Modern England. ... “Food, Time and Age: Falstaff's Dietaries and Tropes of Nourishment in The Comedy of Errors.

Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

Rebecca Lemon illuminates a previously-buried conception of addiction, as a form of devotion at once laudable, difficult, and extraordinary, that has been concealed by the persistent modern link of addiction to pathology. Surveying sixteenth-century invocations, she reveals how early moderns might consider themselves addicted to study, friendship, love, or God. However, she also uncovers their understanding of addiction as a form of compulsion that resonates with modern scientific definitions. Specifically, early modern medical tracts, legal rulings, and religious polemic stressed the dangers of addiction to alcohol in terms of disease, compulsion, and enslavement. Yet the relationship between these two understandings of addiction was not simply oppositional, for what unites these discourses is a shared emphasis on addiction as the overthrow of the will. Etymologically, "addiction" is a verbal contract or a pledge, and even as sixteenth-century audiences actively embraced addiction to God and love, writers warned against commitment to improper forms of addiction, and the term became increasingly associated with disease and tyranny. Examining canonical texts including Doctor Faustus, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, and Othello alongside theological, medical, imaginative, and legal writings, Lemon traces the variety of early modern addictive attachments. Although contemporary notions of addiction seem to bear little resemblance to its initial meanings, Lemon argues that the early modern period's understanding of addiction is relevant to our modern conceptions of, and debates about, the phenomenon.

Famine Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Society

... above all , the amount of work that all members of the household could obtain.34 In pre - industrial societies ... have exerted a considerable influence on the ability of ordinary families to obtain food in early modern England .

Famine  Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Society

An examination of the complex interrelationships among past demographic, social, and economic structures demonstrates how the impact of hunger and disease can enhance the exploration of early modern society.

Food Religion and Communities in Early Modern Europe

8 For a recent medical history of early modern diet, see David Gentilcore, Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: ... Among much excellent recent economic history on diet, see: Joan Thirsk, Food in Early Modern England: Phases, Fads, ...

Food  Religion and Communities in Early Modern Europe

Using a three-part structure focused on the major historical subjects of the Inquisition, the Reformation and witchcraft, Christopher Kissane examines the relationship between food and religion in early modern Europe. Food, Religion and Communities in Early Modern Europe employs three key case studies in Castile, Zurich and Shetland to explore what food can reveal about the wider social and cultural history of early modern communities undergoing religious upheaval. Issues of identity, gender, cultural symbolism and community relations are analysed in a number of different contexts. The book also surveys the place of food in history and argues the need for historians not only to think more about food, but also with food in order to gain novel insights into historical issues. This is an important study for food historians and anyone seeking to understand the significant issues and events in early modern Europe from a fresh perspective.

Law and Authority in Early Modern England

Alan Everitt , " The Marketing of Agricultural Produce , " in Thirsk , Agrarian History of England and Wales , 506-16 ... See also R. B. Outhwaite , " Food Crisis in Early Modern England : Patterns of Public Response , " in M. W. Flinn ...

Law and Authority in Early Modern England

Deals with four themes: common law and its rivals, the growth in parliamentary authority, the assertion of royal authority, and royal authority and the governed.

Food and Health in Early Modern Europe

Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800 David Gentilcore ... Nestle, M. (2007), Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health. ... Newton, H. (2012), The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580–1720.

Food and Health in Early Modern Europe

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2016 Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is both a history of food practices and a history of the medical discourse about that food. It is also an exploration of the interaction between the two: the relationship between evolving foodways and shifting medical advice on what to eat in order to stay healthy. It provides the first in-depth study of printed dietary advice covering the entire early modern period, from the late-15th century to the early-19th; it is also the first to trace the history of European foodways as seen through the prism of this advice. David Gentilcore offers a doctor's-eye view of changing food and dietary fashions: from Portugal to Poland, from Scotland to Sicily, not forgetting the expanding European populations of the New World. In addition to exploring European regimens throughout the period, works of materia medica, botany, agronomy and horticulture are considered, as well as a range of other printed sources, such as travel accounts, cookery books and literary works. The book also includes 30 illustrations, maps and extensive chapter bibliographies with web links included to further aid study. Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is the essential introduction to the relationship between food, health and medicine for history students and scholars alike.

Food and Identity in England 1540 1640

Eating to Impress Paul S. Lloyd. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The 1549 Rebellions and the Making of Early Modern England (Cambridge: CUP, 2007); A. Wood, Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England (Basingstoke: ...

Food and Identity in England  1540 1640

Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640 considers early modern food consumption in an important new way, connecting English consumption practices between the reigns of Henry VIII and Charles I with ideas of 'self' and 'otherness' in wider contexts of society and the class system. Examining the diets of various social groups, ranging from manual labourers to the aristocracy, special foods and their preparation, as well as festive events and gift foods, this all-encompassing study reveals the extent to which individuals and communities identified themselves and others by what and how they ate between the Reformation of the church and the English Civil Wars. This text provides remarkable insights for anyone interested in knowing more about the society and culture of early modern England.

Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Bakers and the Poor in Early Modern England'. As Purkiss demonstrates, most work on early modern food history focuses on the history of dietary ideas among elites. This chapter provides an alternative methodology, by examining the way ...

Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period to the mid seventeenth century. The volume is divided into several sections, the first of which is "Eating in Early Modern Europe"; contributors consider cultural formations and cultural contexts for early modern attitudes to food and diet, moving from the more general consideration of European and English manners to the particular consideration of historical attitudes toward specific foodstuffs. The second section is "Early Modern Cookbooks and Recipes," which takes readers into the kitchen and considers the development of the cultural artifact we now recognize as the cookbook, how early modern recipes might "work" today, and whether cookery books specifically aimed at women might have shaped domestic creativity. Part Three, "Food and Feeding in Early Modern Literature" offers analysis of the engagement with food and feeding in key literary European and English texts from the early sixteenth to the early seventeenth century: François Rabelais's Quart livre, Shakespeare's plays, and seventeenth-century dramatic prologues. The essays included in this collection are international and interdisciplinary in their approach; they incorporate the perspectives of historians, cultural commentators, and literary critics who are leaders in the field of food and diet in early modern culture.

Almshouses in Early Modern England

Conversely, it might, as contemporary commentators feared, have reduced donors' willingness to donate to charity ... 140 C. Muldrew, Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness: Work and Material Culture in Agrarian England, ...

Almshouses in Early Modern England

This book is an examination of early modern English almshouses in the 'mixed economy' of welfare. Drawing on archival evidence from three contrasting counties - Durham, Warwickshire and Kent - between 1550 and 1725, the book assesses the contribution almshouses made within the developing welfare systems of the time and the reasons for the enduring popularity of this particular form of charity. Post-Reformation almshouses are usually considered to have been places of privilege for the respectable deserving poor, operating outside the structure of parish poor relief to which ordinary poor people were subjected, and making little contribution to the genuinely poor and needy. This book challenges these assumptions through an exploration of the nature and extent of almshouse provision; it examines why almshouses were founded in the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, who the occupants were, what benefits they received and how residents were expected to live their lives. The book reveals a surprising variation in the socio-economic status of almspeople and their experience of almshouse life.

Privacy Domesticity and Women in Early Modern England

Female Food Refusal in Early Modern England, Ashgate, forthcoming. 1 Anne Barton, “Oxymoron and Structure of Ford's The Broken Heart,” Essays and Studies n.s. 33 (1980): 70–94, 78. 2 Sharon Hamilton points out that “many ...

Privacy  Domesticity  and Women in Early Modern England

The ten essays in this collection explore the discrete yet overlapping female spaces of privacy and domesticity in early modern England. While other literary critics have focused their studies of female privacy on widows, witches, female recusants and criminals, the contributors to this collection propose that the early modern subculture of femaleness is more expansive and formative than is typically understood. They maintain that the subculture includes segregated, sometimes secluded, domestic places for primarily female activities like nursing, sewing, cooking, and caring for children and the sick. It also includes hidden psychological realms of privacy, organized by women's personal habits, around intimate friendships or kinship, and behind institutional powerlessness. The texts discussed in the volume include plays not only by Shakespeare but also Ford, Wroth, Marvell, Spenser and Cavendish, among others. Through the lens of literature, contributors consider the unstructured, fluid quality of much everyday female experience as well as the dimensions, symbols, and the ever-changing politics and culture of the household. They analyze the complex habits of female settings-the verbal, spatial, and affective strategies of early-modern women's culture, including private rituals, domestic practices, and erotic attachments-in order to provide a broader picture of female culture and of female authority. The authors argue-through a range of critical approaches that include feminist, historical, and psychoanalytic-that early modern women often transformed their confinement into something useful and necessary, creating protected and even sacred spaces with their own symbols and aesthetic.

Riot Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England

The sensitivity of early modern magistrates to popular attitudes meant that, in anticipation of trouble, local governors often imposed regulations upon food supply. Walter and Wrightson therefore note that the 'years of dearth in ...

Riot  Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England

Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England reassesses the relationship between politics, social change and popular culture in the period c. 1520-1730. It argues that early modern politics needs to be understood in broad terms, to include not only states and elites, but also disputes over the control of resources and the distribution of power. Andy Wood assesses the history of riot and rebellion in the early modern period, concentrating upon: popular involvement in religious change and political conflict, especially the Reformation and the English Revolution; relations between ruler and ruled; seditious speech; popular politics and the early modern state; custom, the law and popular politics; the impact of literacy and print; and the role of ritual, gender and local identity in popular politics.

An Empire Transformed

Thirsk, Food in Early Modern England, 103. 125. Samuel Hartlib, Samuel Hartlib his legacie (London, 1651), 11–12. Hartlib went on to claim that gardening was “but of a few years standing in England, and therefore not deeply rooted.

An Empire Transformed

Examines the efforts to bring political order to the English empire through projects of environmental improvement When Charles II ascended the English throne in 1660 after two decades of civil war, he was confronted with domestic disarray and a sprawling empire in chaos. His government sought to assert control and affirm the King’s sovereignty by touting his stewardship of both England’s land and the improvement of his subjects’ health. By initiating ambitious projects of environmental engineering, including fen and marshland drainage, forest rehabilitation, urban reconstruction, and garden transplantation schemes, agents of the English Restoration government aimed to transform both places and people in service of establishing order. Merchants, colonial officials, and members of the Royal Society encouraged royal intervention in places deemed unhealthy, unproductive, or poorly managed. Their multiple schemes reflected an enduring belief in the complex relationships between the health of individual bodies, personal and communal character, and the landscapes they inhabited. In this deeply researched work, Kate Mulry highlights a period of innovation during which officials reassessed the purpose of colonies, weighed their benefits and drawbacks, and engineered and instituted a range of activities in relation to subjects’ bodies and material environments. These wide-ranging actions offer insights about how restoration officials envisioned authority within a changing English empire. An Empire Transformed is an interdisciplinary work addressing a series of interlocking issues concerning ideas about the environment, governance, and public health in the early modern English Atlantic empire.

Text Food and the Early Modern Reader

Eating Words Jason Scott-Warren, Andrew Elder Zurcher. Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England (2015), and Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe (2017). Peter Stallybrass is Walter H. and Leonore ...

Text  Food and the Early Modern Reader

In early modern culture, eating and reading were entangled acts. Our dead metaphors (swallowed stories, overcooked narratives, digested information) are all that now remains of a rich interplay between text and food, in which every element of dining, from preparation to purgation, had its equivalent in the literary sphere. Following the advice of the poet George Herbert, this essay collection "looks to the mouth", unfolding the charged relationship between ingestion and expression in a wide variety of texts and contexts. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader: Eating Words fills a significant gap in our understanding of early modern cultural history. Situated at the lively intersection between literary, historical and bibliographical studies, it opens new lines of dialogue between the study of material textuality and the history of the body.

Order and Disorder in Early Modern England

In fact , more recent researches have pushed the history of food rioting and price - fixing much further back . There is evidence of food rioting as early as the 1520s , and groupings of disturbances have been found in 1527 ...

Order and Disorder in Early Modern England

This book attempts both to take stock of directions in the field and to suggest alternative perspectives on some central aspects of the period.

What is Early Modern History

17 Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Princeton: Princeton ... 26 Joan Thirsk, Food in Early Modern England: Phases, Fads, Fashions, 1500–1760 (London: Continuum, ...

What is Early Modern History

What is Early Modern History? offers a concise guide to investigations of the era from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries and an entry-point to larger questions about how we divide and organize the past and how the discipline of history has evolved. Merry Wiesner-Hanks showcases the new research and innovative methods that have altered our understanding of this fascinating period. She examines various subfields and approaches in early modern history, and the marks of modernity that scholars have highlighted in these, from individualism to the Little Ice Age. Moving beyond Europe, she surveys the growth of the Atlantic World and global history, exploring key topics such as the Columbian Exchange, the slave trade, cultural interactions and blending, and the environment. She also considers popular and public representations of the early modern period, which are often how students – and others – first become curious. Elegantly written and passionately argued, What is Early Modern History? provides an essential invitation to the field for both students and scholars.

Taste and Knowledge in Early Modern England

In Science, Literature, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England, edited by Juliet Cummins and David Burchell, ... Aguecheek's Beef, Belch's Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections: Literature, Culture, and Food among the Early Moderns.

Taste and Knowledge in Early Modern England

Elizabeth Swann investigates the relationship between the physical sense of taste and taste as a figurative term associated with knowledge and judgment in early modern literature and culture. She argues that - unlike aesthetic taste in the eighteenth century - discriminative taste was entwined with embodied experience in this period. Although taste was tarnished by its associations with Adam and Eve's fall from Eden, it also functioned positively, as a source of useful, and potentially redemptive, literary, spiritual, experimental, and intersubjective knowledge. Taste and Knowledge in Early Modern England juxtaposes canonical literary works by authors such as Shakespeare with a broad range of medical, polemical, theological, philosophical, didactic, and dietetic sources. In doing so, the book reveals the central importance of taste to the experience and articulation of key developments in the literate, religious, and social cultures of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England

Muldrew, Craig, Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness: Work and Material Culture in Agrarian England, ... in England (Manchester, 2009) Nicholls, James, 'Vinum Britannicum: The “Drink Question” in Early Modern England', ...

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England

Representing a history of drinking 'from below', this book explores the role of the alehouse in seventeenth-century English society.