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Damnable practices : witches, dangerous women, and music in seventeenth-century English broadside ballads / Sarah F. Williams, University of south Carolina, USA.

  • Author

    Williams, Sarah F.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]

  • Subject

    Women Songs and music History and criticism

    Women in music England History 17th century

Contents: Witches, Catholics, scolds, and wives : noisy women in context -- "The hanging tune" : feminizing and stigmatizing broadside trade melodies -- "A swearing and blaspheming wretch" : acoustic disorder and verbal excess in ballad texts -- "Auditories are like fairies" : hearing, seeing, selling, and singing ballads -- Conclusion : "chronicled in ditty" : ephemera, permanence, and the broadside ballad's legacy into the eighteenth century.