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- ASIN : B07BKYVW6K
- Éditeur : Michael O'Mara (5 avril 2018)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 4027 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 320 pages
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We all know that many things about us and the questions we ask have long been considered in the past, and that a number of attitudes on different topics have been more in align with our present world. Of course things like religion do have differences at times, as well as something like medicine where the science was woefully lacking on many ailments. As we see here adolescents behaved badly, people lost control and their cool, and thus fights and arguments were around the same sort of things today. Although nowadays you would not report your neighbour for adultery to the Lord Mayor of London, and of course if you give an instruction manual to someone entering service today you do not have to have printed in it a reminder not to kill the guests.
Taking us on a journey then, so we can see the similarities as well as the differences between the British in the 16th and 17th Centuries reminding us all that in many ways we are still very much linked in our thoughts and goals. As we see nowadays there are what we call lager louts, but back in the day, not only weren’t people in this country not drinking such a thing, but beer was looked upon as suspect, being foreign, unlike ale.
As the author admits, this is only really scratching the surface, but what we are given is more than enough food for thought and shows us not only what were considered good manners in the period, but also bad, and what could be used to cause slight offence, without going the whole hog. It has to be admitted that the cussing of our forebears was much more inventive than today, where we just tend to shout swear words at each other, and that insults against people that bordered on their reputation and respect were taken much more seriously than many do today.
It is also interesting reading this to see that even in the period this book covers we can see different conventions going in and out of fashion, as well as clothing, and how words can start to change their meaning somewhat, into something that may have been less insulting than in the past. Illustrated with a number of woodcuts from the period this does give us some great visual imagery, and adds to the text, where we are also reminded that the context of some of the things here has changed over the centuries, and what would have been considered rude then isn’t so much today, although there are numerous instances here where what was considered good behaviour back then is still very much the same today.