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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725 by Adrian Davies
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The early Quakers denounced the clergy and social elite but how did that affect Friends' relationships with others? Drawing upon the insights of sociologists and anthropologists, this lively and original study sets out to discover the social consequences of religious belief. Why did the sect appoint its own midwives to attend Quaker women during confinement? Was animosity to Quakerism so great that Friends were excluded from involvement in parish life? And to what extent were the remarkably high literacy rates of Quakers attributable to the Quaker faith or wider social forces? Using a wide range of primary source material, this study demonstrates that Quakers were not the marginal and isolated people which contemporaries and historians often portrayed. Indeed the sect had a profound impact not only upon members but more widely by encouraging a greater tolerance of diversity in early modern society.

Author Biography

BBC Journalist
Release date NZ
February 17th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 halftones, 1 map
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
280
Dimensions
145x224x19
ISBN-13
9780198208204
Product ID
2245423

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