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Benes, Peter

Overview
Works: 78 works in 238 publications in 2 languages and 9,809 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Church history  Exhibition catalogs  Maps  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Peter Benes
Meetinghouses of early New England by Peter Benes( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a short time only : itinerants and the resurgence of popular culture in early America by Peter Benes( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the 1740s, colonists living in North America began to encounter scores of itinerant performers from England and Europe. These show people--acrobats, wire dancers, tumblers, trick riders, painters, dancing-masters, waxworks proprietors, healers, and singing and language teachers--brought novelty and culture to remote areas. Advertising in newspapers, they attracted audiences with the hook of appearing 'for a short time only.' In this richly illustrated and deeply researched book, Peter Benes examines the rise of early American popular culture through the lives and work of itinerants who circulated in British North America and the United States from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth century. Although they were frequently reviled as quacks and absconders by many provincials, these transients enjoyed a unique camaraderie and found audiences among high- and lowbrow alike. Drawing on contemporary diaries, letters, reminiscences, and hitherto inaccessible newspaper ads, broadsides, and images, Benes suggests why some elements of Europe's carnival and folklore traditions failed to gain acceptance in American society while others flourished brilliantly"--Provided by publisher
The masks of orthodoxy : folk gravestone carving in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1689-1805 by Peter Benes( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England meeting house and church, 1630-1850 : a loan exhibition at the Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire by Peter Benes( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England prospect : maps, place names, and the historical landscape by Peter Benes( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foodways in the northeast( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American speech : 1600 to the present by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Families and children by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of family : genealogical artifacts in New England by D. Brenton Simons( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farm by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England historical archeology by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bay and the river : 1600-1900 by Boston University( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early American probate inventories( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itinerancy in New England and New York by Dublin Seminar for New England folk life( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine and healing by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House and home( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puritan gravestone art by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England/New France, 1600-1850 by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puritan gravestone art II by Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting and portrait making in the American Northeast( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of family : genealogical artifacts in New England
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