Losing face: Shame, Society and the Self in Early Modern England

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"This book is a study of shame in English society in the two centuries between c.1550 and c.1750, demonstrating the ubiquity and powerful hold it had on contemporaries over the entire era. Placing these divergent forms in the context of the momentous social and cultural shifts that unfolded over the course of the era, the book challenges perceptions of the waning of shame in the transition from early modern to modern times, arguing instead that whereas some modes of shame diminished or disappeared, others remained vital, were reformulated and vastly enhanced" -- Provided by publisher.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages254
ISBN (Electronic)1000550362, 1003226876
ISBN (Print)1032129255, 1032129271, 9781032129259, 9781032129273
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Early Modern History


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