Literacy in Everyday Life: Reading and Writing in Early Modern Dutch Diaries

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BRILL, 31 jul. 2009 - 440 pagina's
Focusing on four Dutch diaries from different periods of the early modern age, this book describes in detail the diversified use of reading in everyday life, examining it in a wider context of communication that also includes writing and speech.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

From Book Ownership to the Use of Media
1
Reading and Writing in the Diary 1624 of David Beck
41
The conversation of the day
49
Writing habits
54
Becks reading behaviour
76
Final remarks
109
Pieter Teding van Berkhout and his Journal 16691712
113
The aristocratisation of everyday conversation?
126
Pious conversation
281
A devout Christian woman with a pen
288
Van Thiels reading
297
Final remarks
338
VI Literacy in Everyday Life
341
Speech writing and reading
342
Forms of reading behaviour
344
Reading Behaviour in Figures
349

Putting pen to paper
131
A lifetime of reading
142
Reading Writing and Discussions of Current Aff airs in Jan de Boers chronological journal 17471758
189
De Boers news sources
208
printed matter in the diary
222
Literacy in Jacoba van Thiels AccountBook of the Soul 17671770
265
Titles of Books Mentioned in the Diaries
355
List of Sources
381
Bibliography
387
Index
415
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