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Cressy, David

Overview
Works: 27 works in 253 publications in 3 languages and 12,006 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: DA320, 942.05
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Cressy
Birth, marriage, and death : ritual, religion, and the life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From childbirth and baptism through to courtship, weddings, and funerals, every stage in the lifecycle of Tudor and Stuart England was accompanied by ritual. Even under the Protestantism of the reformed Church, the spiritual and social dramas of birth, marriage, and death were graced with elaborate ceremony. Powerful and controversial protocols were in operation, shaped and altered by the influences of the Reformation, the Revolution, and the Restoration. Each of the major rituals was potentially an arena for argument, ambiguity, and dissent. Ideally, as classic rites of passage, these ceremonies worked to bring people together. But they also set up traps into which people could stumble, and tests which not everybody could pass. In practice, ritual performance revealed frictions and fractures that everyday local discourse attempted to hide or to heal. Using fascinating first-hand evidence, David Cressy shows how the making and remaking of ritual formed part of a continuing debate, sometimes strained and occasionally acrimonious, which exposed the raw nerves of society in the midst of great historical events. In doing so, he vividly brings to life the common experiences of living and dying in Tudor and Stuart England. - Publisher
Coming over : migration and communication between England and New England in the seventeenth century by David Cressy( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and society in early modern England : a sourcebook by David Cressy( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and Society in Early Modern England examines the interplay between religion, politics, society and popular culture in the Tudor and Stuart periods. Alongside the official theology, politics and worship of the Reformation, the essays present the experiences of ordinary men and women through narratives, reports, literary works, orthodox and unorthodox religious writing, institutional church documents and parliamentary proceedings
Literacy and the social order : reading and writing in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an exploration of the social context of reading and writing in pre-industrial England
Education in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonfires and bells : national memory and the Protestant calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England : tales of discord and dissension by David Cressy( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Cressy examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. Drawing on local texts and narratives he reveals how a series of troubling and unorthodox happenings - bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, nakedness and cross-dressing, excommunication and irregular burial, iconoclasm and vandalism - disturbed the margins, cut across the grain, and set the authorities on edge."--Jacket
England on edge : crisis and revolution, 1640-1642 by David Cressy( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'England On Edge' traces the collapse of the government of Charles I, the disintegration of the established church, and the accompanying cultural panic that led to civil war. Focused on the years 1640-1642, it examines social and religious turmoil and the emergence of an unrestrained popular press
Saltpeter : the mother of gunpowder by David Cressy( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of saltpeter, the vital but mysterious substance craved by governments from the Tudors to the Victorians as an 'inestimable treasure.' National security depended on control of this organic material - that had both mystical and mineral properties. Derived from soil enriched with dung and urine, it provided the heart or 'mother' of gunpowder, without which no musket or cannon could be fired. Its acquisition involved alchemical knowledge, exotic technology, intrusions into people's lives, and eventual dominance of the world's oceans. The quest for saltpeter caused widespread 'vexation' in Tudor and Stuart England, as crown agents dug in homes and barns and even churches. Governments hungry for it purchased supplies from overseas merchants, transferred skills from foreign experts, and extended patronage to ingenious schemers, while the hated 'saltpetermen' intruded on private ground. Eventually, huge saltpeter imports from India relieved this social pressure, and by the eighteenth century positioned Britain as a global imperial power; the governments of revolutionary America and ancien regime France, on the other hand, were forced to find alternative sources of this treasured substance. In the end, it was only with the development of chemical explosives in the late Victorian period that dependency on saltpeter finally declined."--Publisher's description
Dangerous talk : scandalous, seditious, and treasonable speech in pre-modern England by David Cressy( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title examines the speech of ordinary men and women who spoke scornfully of kings and queens. It reveals the expressions that got people into trouble and follows the fate of some of the offenders. It offers fresh insight into pre-modern society, the politics of language, and the social impact of the law
Charles I and the people of England by David Cressy( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and culture in early modern England by David Cressy( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes Bowker's cat : travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livelli di analfabetismo in Inghilterra, 1530-1730 by David Cressy( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and literacy in London and East Anglia, 1580-1700 by David Cressy( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holbein and the Court of Henry VIII : drawings from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle by Hans Holbein( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Freedom of the city certificate given to William Frederick McDaniels by City of London (England)( )

1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An engraved parchment form, filled in; this certificate given to "William Frederick McDaniel [sic], son of John, & late app of Jas Jaumard LeCren...and sworn in the Mayoralty of John Humphrey Esq..." Also: the original cylindrical wooden storage box made to hold the certificate
Literacy in context: meaning and measurement in early modern England by David Cressy( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The vast and furious ocean : the passage to Puritan New England by David Cressy( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Religion Society in Early Modern England : a Sourcebook( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only book of its kind in the field, this second edition of a successful sourcebook has been updated to include the latest research. It presents students with an excellent overview and study of this significant and complex period: the English Reformation. It presents the transformation of English religious culture from the 1530s to the 1660s, when the Roman Catholic church was shattered and the Protestant Church of England established. Revised throughout, this book brings together a collection of sources, including narratives, reports, church documents and parliamentary proceedings, and includes new introductions to each section. Students of early modern English history and religious studies will find this an invaluable sourcebook and a vital addition to their course studies
 
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Birth, marriage, and death : ritual, religion, and the life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart England
Alternative Names
Cressy, David Arthur.

Cressy, David Arthur 1946-

Languages
English (241)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Coming over : migration and communication between England and New England in the seventeenth centuryReligion and society in early modern England : a sourcebookLiteracy and the social order : reading and writing in Tudor and Stuart EnglandBonfires and bells : national memory and the Protestant calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart EnglandTravesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England : tales of discord and dissensionEngland on edge : crisis and revolution, 1640-1642Dangerous talk : scandalous, seditious, and treasonable speech in pre-modern EnglandSociety and culture in early modern EnglandAgnes Bowker's cat : travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England