R. A. Houston's Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity, and PDF

By R. A. Houston

ISBN-10: 0199680876

ISBN-13: 9780199680870

many of the poorest areas of old Britain had a few of its such a lot vivid festivities. among the 16th and 19th centuries, the peoples of northern England, Lowland Scotland, and Wales used vast celebrations at occasions akin to marriage, besides reciprocal alternate of presents, to emote a feeling of belonging to their locality. Bride Ales and Penny Weddings seems at domestically unique practices of giving and receiving marriage ceremony presents, in
order to appreciate social networks and neighborhood attitudes.

Examining a wide selection of assets over 4 centuries, the quantity examines contributory weddings, the place visitors paid for his or her personal leisure and gave cash to the couple, to indicate a brand new view of the societies of 'middle Britain', and re-interpret social and cultural switch throughout Britain. those areas weren't quaint, as is often assumed, yet otherwise formed, owning social priorities that set them aside either from the south of britain and from 'the Celtic fringe'. This
volume is set casual groups of individuals whose objective used to be protecting and embellishing social solidarity via sociability and reciprocity. groups depended on negotiation, compromise, and contract, to create and re-create consensus round more-or-less shared values, expressed in traditions of
hospitality and generosity. Ranging throughout problems with belief and neighbourliness, game and relaxation, consuming and ingesting, order and authority, own lives and public attitudes, R. A. Houston explores many parts of curiosity not just to social historians, but additionally literary students of the British Isles.

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