Changing Cultural Horizons: Education and Religion

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village

Published in print June 1995 | ISBN: 9780198203216
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191675799 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Changing Cultural Horizons: Education and Religion

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In 1630, Terling was witnessing a period of consolidation in a process of cultural change that had begun in the last years of the 16th century, gathered momentum in the 1610s and 1620s, and was to enter a new phase in the 1630s and 1640s. Evidence has been shown for shifts in social attitudes reflected in presentments to the courts. This chapter takes up other elements of change in popular education and in religious affairs, which together promoted a significant expansion of the cultural horizons of the villagers — or some of them.

Keywords: Terling; rural village; rural community; cultural change; education; religious affairs

Chapter.  13759 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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