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During his professional career at the Bodleian Library, Michael Heaney also pursued his research interests in folk culture. He has published widely on the subject, including editing and contributing to The Histories of the Morris in Britain (EFDSS, 2018) and Percy Manning: the Man who Collected Oxfordshire (Archaeopress, 2017). He was editor (1997-2005) of Folk Music Journal and remains a member of its Board.
This book traces the history of morris dancing in England, from its introduction in the 15th century, through the contention of the Reformation and Civil War, when morris dancing and maypoles became potent symbols of the older ways of living, to its re-invention as an emblem of Victorian concepts of Merrie England in the 19th century. READ MORE
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ed. Michael Heaney
This volume provides the first detailed biography Percy Manning (1870-1917), an Oxford antiquary who amassed enormous collections about the history of Oxford and Oxfordshire. READ MORE
Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00