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The Culture of Giving: Informal Support and Gift-Exchange in Early Modern England

This is a hugely welcome book. The informal economy of gifts, favours and support in early-modern England, though of obvious importance, remains extremely elusive. Relationships between early-modern English men and women and their immediate family, their wider kin and ‘friends’, their neighbours and even those whom they had never met were infused with notions ofContinue reading “The Culture of Giving: Informal Support and Gift-Exchange in Early Modern England”