Early modern autobiography took place across these varied forms often through a lengthy process of transmission and revision of written documents this book brings a dynamic surprising culture of life writing to light for the first time and will be of interest to anyone studying autobiography or early modern literature. Autobiography and early modern england is divided into four chapters each of which tackles one of the genres listed above in the first almanacs and annotators smyth discusses printed almanacs which were staggeringly popular in the early modern period 3. Autobiography in early modern england brings a dynamic surprising culture of life writing to light for the first time and will be of interest to anyone studying autobiography or early modern literature adam smythis a lecturer at birkbeck university of london he is the author of profit and delight printed miscellanies in england. Get this from a library autobiography in early modern england adam smyth how did individuals write about their lives before a modern tradition of diaries and autobiographies was established adam smyth examines the kinds of texts that sixteenth or seventeenth century . A book based on the study of sources such as parish registers almanacs and account books and called autobiography in early modern england challenges conventional ideas of autobiography though less perhaps than a decade or so ago
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