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It is this huge variation in standard of living, educational level and intellectual
sensibility which makes this society so diverse, and therefore so hard to
generalise about. Not only did conditions change over the two centuries, but at
any one point ...
It was a criminal offence for a. man to stay away from church on Sundays, and the
very mode of worship there symbolised the society in which he lived. Like the
carefully arranged processions of the medieval Church, the Anglican seating ...
But the main reason for the disappearance of ghosts is that society is no '* longer
responsive to the presumed wishes of past generations. Above a certain social
level, this has been only a gradual change, for the landed family has long ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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