2nd Edition

Literacy in Early Modern Europe





ISBN 9780582368101
Published January 23, 2002 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

The new edition of this important, wide-ranging and extremely useful textbook has been extensively re-written and expanded. Rab Houston explores the importance of education, literacy and popular culture in Europe during the period of transition from mass illiteracy to mass literacy. He draws his examples for all over the continent; and concentrates on the experience of ordinary men and women, rather than just privileged and exceptional elites.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The world of the school 3. Ways of teaching 4. Higher education5. Ways of learning 6. Sources and measures of literacy 7. Profiles of literacy 8. The world of the book 9.Language and culture 10. Conclusion Bibliography Index

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