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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Pearson, Lu Emily
Elizabethans at home
Published By: Original publisher
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. 1957. x, 630 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Lu Emily Pearson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
British (1485-1603) (ES14)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source presents a highly detailed and uniformly excellent study of social life and social organization in the Elizabethan period, with variations noted for class, religious, and rural-urban differences. The author synthesizes data from a wide range of source materials, varying from contemporary Elizabethan writings to modern studies of the period. (There is some resort to early Stuart period writings and history, indexed as Comparative Materials and/or Sociocultural Trends where pertinent.) Much of the information in the source relevant to social life and organization is contained in chapters dealing with the house and gardens, household and family relationships, education, marriage and the establishment of a family and household, changes in the family brought about by a death, and, perhaps most interestingly of all for the general reader, a chapter devoted to the various interests and leisure time activities of the Elizabethans, such as games, sports, and other forms of entertainment, music and dancing, holiday activities, food and meals, clothing styles, and toilet. Political behavior and church-state relations are only lightly covered.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 611-623) Information on Elizabethan social life, derived from or illustrated in contemporary Elizabethan literature or the so-called “conduct books” of the period, has been marked for category 538 plus whatever other substantive categories that may apply. For example, a “conduct book” dealing with the “proper” education of a young woman would be marked for category 538 in addition to 871 for education, and 562 for sex status.
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle; 1977
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
England and Wales, United Kingdom
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
England--Social life and customs--16th century