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The Social Circulation of the Past

English Historical Culture 1500-1730

Daniel Woolf


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Woolf details here the ways in which English men and women first became seriously aware of and interested in their own and the world's past. Previous works have focused exclusively on the writings of a small minority of historians, yet, through using a variety of manuscript and printed sources, this study examines the wider 'historical culture' within which historical and antiquarian studies could emerge.

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199257782, 440pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2003