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Literacy in Early Modern Europe By R.A. Houston

Literacy in Early Modern Europe by R.A. Houston

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Summary

In 1500 few people in Europe could read or write. By 1800, the era of mass literacy had already arrived. The change was momentous in itself, and in its implications. This text explores the importance of education, literacy and popular culture in Europe during this period of transition.

Literacy in Early Modern Europe Summary

Literacy in Early Modern Europe by R.A. Houston

The new edition of this important, wide-ranging and extremely useful textbook has been extensively re-written and expanded. Rab Houston explores the importance of education, literacy and popular culture in Europe during the period of transition from mass illiteracy to mass literacy. He draws his examples for all over the continent; and concentrates on the experience of ordinary men and women, rather than just privileged and exceptional elites.

About R.A. Houston

R A Houston is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The world of the school 3. Ways of teaching 4. Higher education5. Ways of learning 6. Sources and measures of literacy 7. Profiles of literacy 8. The world of the book 9.Language and culture 10. Conclusion Bibliography Index

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NLS9780582368101
9780582368101
0582368103
Literacy in Early Modern Europe by R.A. Houston
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-01-24
306
N/A
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