The rise and fall of merry England: the ritual year, 1400-1700

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An entertaining book that breaks new scholarly ground, The Rise and Fall of Merry England explores the rituals which marked the passage of the year in late medieval and early modern England. Treating both religious and secular rituals, and both popular and elite ones, Hutton tells how they altered over time in response to political, religious, and social change. He also addresses some key issues in English history: the character and pace of the Reformation; the context of beloved writers like Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick; the origins of the science of folklore; and the impact of the English Revolution. A comprehensive work that breaks several frontiers, this highly readable book will delight all those interested in English history and folklore.
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Grouping Title rise and fall of merry england the ritual year 1400 1700
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subject_facet Calendar -- England -- History, England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485, England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century, England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century, Folklore -- England -- History, Popular culture -- England -- History, Rites and ceremonies -- England -- History, Ritual, Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500
title_display The rise and fall of merry England : the ritual year, 1400-1700
title_full The rise and fall of merry England : the ritual year, 1400-1700 / Ronald Hutton
title_short The rise and fall of merry England :
title_sub the ritual year, 1400-1700
topic_facet Calendar, Folklore, History, Popular culture, Rites and ceremonies, Ritual, Social history, Social life and customs