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Literacy in Early Modern Europe

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Literacy in Early Modern Europe

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Literacy in Early Modern Europe by R.A. Houston
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In 1500 few people in Europe could read or write. By 1800, the era of mass literacy had already arrived. The change was momentous in itself, and in its implications. This text explores the importance of education, literacy and popular culture in Europe during this period of transition. It draws its examples from all over the continent and concentrates on the experience of ordinary men and women, rather than just privileged and exceptional elites.

Author Biography

R A Houston is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews.
Release date Australia
January 24th, 2002
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
306
Dimensions
158x235x17
ISBN-13
9780582368101
Product ID
1794124

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