Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
This study examines the broad sweep of Europe's pre-industrial popular culture. From the world of the professional entertainer to the songs, stories and plays of ordinary people, it shows how the attitudes and values shaped the shifting social, religious and political conditions of European society between 1500 and 1800.
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