Memory before modernity: Practices of Memory in Early Modern Europe

H.M.E.P. Kuijpers (Editor), J. Pollmann (Editor), J. Mueller (Editor), J. van der Steeen (Editor)

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Many students of memory assume that the practice of memory changed dramatically around 1800; this volume shows that there was much continuity as well as change. Premodern ways of negotiating memories of pain and loss, for instance, were indeed quite different to those in the modern West. Yet by examining memory practices and drawing on evidence from early modern England, France, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, the Low Countries and Ukraine, the case studies in this volume highlight the extent to which early modern memory was already a multimedia affair, with many political uses, and affecting stakeholders at all levels of society.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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