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Cressy, David

Overview
Works: 33 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 14,050 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Creator
Classifications: DA320, 942.05
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Cressy
Religion and society in early modern England : a sourcebook by David Cressy( )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 3,129 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
Birth, marriage, and death : ritual, religion, and the life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,967 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
England on edge : crisis and revolution, 1640-1642 by David Cressy( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,779 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
Dangerous talk : scandalous, seditious, and treasonable speech in pre-modern England by David Cressy( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 860 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
Coming over : migration and communication between England and New England in the seventeenth century by David Cressy( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles I and the people of England by David Cressy( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the fateful reign of Charles I - told through the lives of his people. A sweeping panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution and regicide."--Back cover
Literacy and the social order : reading and writing in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an exploration of the social context of reading and writing in pre-industrial England
Saltpeter : the mother of gunpowder by David Cressy( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 648 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
Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England : tales of discord and dissension by David Cressy( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 619 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
Education in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the Reformation, bonfires and bells were the most public markers of a new calendar that was uniquely English and that developed in the 200 years following it. David Cressy presents the reader with a picture of an English people who were at odds with the Puritan killjoys of their day
Gypsies : an English history by David Cressy( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gypsies, Egyptians, Romanies, and--more recently--Travellers. Who are this marginal and mysterious people who first arrived in England in early Tudor times? Are tales of their distant origins on the Indian subcontinent true, or just another of the many myths and stories that have accreted around them over time? In fact, can they even be regarded as a single people or ethnicity at all, or are they little more than a useful concept? Gypsies have frequently been vilified, and not much less frequently romanticized, by the settled population over the centuries, but social historian David Cressy now attempts to disentangle the myth from the reality of Gypsy life over more than half a millennium of English history. In this, the first comprehensive historical study of the doings and dealings of Gypsies in England, from their first appearance in early Tudor times to the present, he draws on original archival research, and a wide range of reading, to trace the many moments when Gypsy lives became entangled with those of villagers and townsfolk, religious and secular authorities, and social and moral reformers. Crucially, it is a story not just of the Gypsy community and its peculiarities, but also of England's treatment of that community, from draconian Elizabethan statutes, through various degrees of toleration and fascination, right up to the tabloid newspaper campaigns against Gypsy and Traveller encampments of more recent years."--Publisher description
Society and culture in early modern England by David Cressy( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 176 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."--pub. desc
Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Travesties and Transgressions, 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. He uses a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and narratives to investigate unorthodox happenings such as bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, excommunication and irregular burial, nakedness and cross-dressing. Each story, and the reaction it generated, exposes the strains and stresses of its local time and circumstances. The rei
Coming over : migration and commmunication between England and New England in the seventeenth century by David Cressy( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and Society in Early Modern England A Sourcebook by David Cressy( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and Society in Early Modern England is a thorough sourcebook covering interplay between religion, politics, society, and popular culture in the Tudor and Stuart periods. It covers the crucial topics of the Reformation through narratives, reports, literary works, orthodox and unorthodox religious writing, institutional church documents, and parliamentary proceedings. Helpful introductions put each of the sources in context and make this an accessible student text
Society and culture in early modern England by David Cressy( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EDUCATION IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND. COMPILED BY DAVID CRESSY( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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England on edge : crisis and revolution, 1640-1642
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Birth, marriage, and death : ritual, religion, and the life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart EnglandEngland on edge : crisis and revolution, 1640-1642Dangerous talk : scandalous, seditious, and treasonable speech in pre-modern EnglandComing over : migration and communication between England and New England in the seventeenth centuryLiteracy and the social order : reading and writing in Tudor and Stuart EnglandTravesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England : tales of discord and dissensionBonfires and bells : national memory and the Protestant calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart EnglandSociety and culture in early modern England
Alternative Names
Cressy, David, 1946-

Cressy, David Arthur.

Cressy, David Arthur 1946-

Languages
English (289)

German (1)