The Culture of Cloth in Early Modern England: Textual Construction of a National Identity

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Literary Criticism - 209 pages
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The author begins with the assumption that the wool industry held a crucial place in early modern English economies. However, he looks beyond its role as a factor in England's economic development, focusing on wool cloth as an object of tremendous cultural importance.
  

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Contents

Labor Rebellion in Pastoral Poetry
17
The Case of Thomas Deloney
51
Promoting Early
75
Foreign Cloth and the Construction
103
The Cockayne Project and Anthony Mundays
153
Bibliography
179
Index
201
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