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Prescriptions for manners in English courtesy literature, 1690-1760, and their social implications

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The thesis is an examination of the courtesy literature written and/or published in England between 1690 and 1760. Its purpose is to find out about theories of manners in this period and to explore their social implications. Chapter 1 establishes the context and parameters of the study; defines 'courtesy literature', and presents information about its degree of influence in eighteenth-century England. Chapter 2 surveys the distinguished historical tradition of writings on manners which pre...

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602332184
Deposit date:
2017-10-05

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