The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-century Clergyman

The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-century Clergyman

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Ralph Josselin, vicar of Earls Colne in Essex from 1641 to his death in 1683, kept for almost forty years a remarkably detailed account of his life--his mental and emotional world as well as his activities. Few diaries from this period afford such a rounded picture of a family from so many aspects. Alan Macfarlane, a historian and lecturer in social anthropology at Cambridge University, explores through the diary Josselin's life as a farmer, businessman, Puritan clergyman, neighbor, husband, and father, providing a unique view of seventeenth-century life from the inside.Alan Macfarlane, a historian and lecturer in social anthropology at Cambridge University, explores through the diary Josselina#39;s life as a farmer, businessman, Puritan clergyman, neighbor, husband, and father, providing a unique view of ...


Title:The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-century Clergyman
Author:Alan Macfarlane
Publisher:W W Norton & Company Incorporated - 1977
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