Reading Humility in Early Modern England

Reading Humility in Early Modern England

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While humility is not especially valued in modern Western culture, Clement argues, it is central to early modern understandings of Christian faith and behavior, and is vital to contemporary concepts of the self. Early modern literary engagements with humility link it to self-knowledge through the practice of right reading. This study complicates modern views of an early modern virtue, and challenges the assumption that agency is always defined by resistance.... management.12 the emphasis on utility and industry to be found in early modern husbandry manuals still sounds very ... However, Mark Overtona#39;s analysis shows that nothing resembling a revolution in agricultural practices can be said toanbsp;...

Title:Reading Humility in Early Modern England
Author:Professor Jennifer Clement
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-07-28


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