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Literacy, Education and Culture in Early Modern Europe By R. A. Houston

Literacy, Education and Culture in Early Modern Europe by R. A. Houston

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Drawing material from all European languages and concentrating on the experiences of ordinary people, this book provides a social and historical analysis of how a largely illiterate population in Europe in the 16th century became by 1800 one of mass literacy.

Literacy, Education and Culture in Early Modern Europe Summary

Literacy, Education and Culture in Early Modern Europe by R. A. Houston

"Literacy in Early Modern Europe" is an analysis of that momentous change in European society from widespread illiteracy in 1500 to mass literacy by 1800. The book explores the importance of education, literacy and popular culture in Europe during this critical transitional period and reveals their relationship to political, economic and social structures as both more complex and revealing than is usually believed. The value of the book lies in Dr Houston's use of material in all European languages; and his concentration on the experiences of ordinary men and women. What emerges is social history of early modern Europe itself.

Table of Contents

The world of the school; ways of teaching; higher education; ways of learning; sources and measures of literacy; profiles of literacy; the world of the book; language and culture.

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GOR005799543
9780582552661
0582552664
Literacy, Education and Culture in Early Modern Europe by R. A. Houston
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1989-04-10
288
N/A
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