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Friends, Neighbours, Sinners

Carys Brown

Friends, Neighbours, Sinners demonstrates the fundamental ways in which religious difference shaped English society in the first half of the eighteenth century. By examining the social subtleties of interactions between people of differing beliefs, and how they were mediated through languages and behaviours common to the long eighteenth century, Carys Brown examines the graduated layers of religious exclusivity that influenced everyday existence. By doing so, the book points towards a new approach to the social and cultural history of the eighteenth century, one that acknowledges the integral role of the dynamics of religious difference in key aspects of eighteenth-century life. This book therefore proposes not just to add to current understanding of religious coexistence in this period, but to shift our ways of thinking about the construction of social discourses, parish politics, and cultural spaces in eighteenth-century England.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: May 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 294
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.62in - 0.88lb
  • EAN: 9781009221337
  • Categories: Europe - Great Britain - General

About the Author

Brown, Carys: - Carys Brown is a Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. She has published articles in The Historical Journal, British Catholic History, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Cultural and Social History.

Praise for this book

'This book is ... not only valuable for historians of religion seeking to understand the social, local and personal effects of 1689, but it is also a helpful reminder for social and cultural historians of the centrality of religion to the way that eighteenth-century individuals perceived one another.' Daniel Rignall, The Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society

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