Power and Popular Culture in England, 1300-1900
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Explores the ways in which authority was exercised, legitimated and/or resisted from the 14th through the 19th centuries with topics ranging from the late medieval outlaw Robin Hood and early modern cross-dressing pirates and "highwaywomen" to industrial saboteurs such as the Luddites. Emphasis is on class, gender, and popular politics and protest, seeking to reconstruct the mental world of ordinary Englishmen and women who left no written record of their lives.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 329, 339 (if taken as section S01 of 2004W or 2005W).
Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.