Early Modern Civil Discourses

  • Jennifer Richards

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

About this book


This collection explores the concept of civility in the early modern period. It addresses a range of writings in English and Scots - among them, conduct manuals, colonial tracts, diaries, letters, dialogues, poetry, drama, chronicles - by English, Welsh and Scots men and women in and about the Atlantic archipelago. It explores the many meanings of civility in the early modern period; it recovers some of the lost associations of civility as well as the complex use of the adjectives 'civil' and 'barbarous' in cultural and colonial encounters.


drama England law poetry reformation Scotland William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Newcastle-upon-TyneUK

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