Current affiliation: University of KentSubject: LiteraturePrimary location: United Kingdom
Published in:Past & PresentPublication date:2015-10-28
This paper looks at how song was employed across Europe for centuries as a vehicle for broadcasting news about crime and executions, and how this p...
The Politics of Female Households
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This chapter examines the construction of the myth of the sixteenth-century French queen mother Catherine de Medici's 'flying squadron' through the...
Published in:ParergonPublication date:2014-01-01
This special issue of Parergon offers nuanced case studies of how people responded to death and dying in the medieval and early modern period to de...
Published in:Journal of Early Modern HistoryPublication date:2012-01-01
This paper examines one of the most notorious scandals of sixteenth-century France. In 1557, Françoise de Rohan, a lady-in-waiting to Catherine de ...
Published in:The Journal of Modern HistoryPublication date:2015-03-01
Published in:European History QuarterlyPublication date:2014-06-18
Published in:Media HistoryPublication date:2016-08-19
Ballads as news media in early modern Europe
Explains how songs were used to disseminate information in a time of low literacy rates, and which skills historians need to use when analysing thi...
Published in:Huntington Library QuarterlyPublication date:2016-01-01
Published in:Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700Publication date:2016-01-01
Ballads were a primary source of information about newsworthy events in the early modern period. Their aural reception meant that they were the mos...
Published in:'Fama' and her SistersPublication date:2015-01-01
Published in:Not availablePublication date:2016-10-04
How Italian execution songs differed from execution ballads in other languages, particularly in their metrical form.