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Title Institutional culture in early modern society / edited by Anne Goldgar and Robert I. Frost
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 370 pages) : illustrations
Series Cultures, beliefs, and traditions, 1382-5364 ; v. 20
Cultures, beliefs, and traditions ; v. 20. 1382-5364
Summary "The essays in this volume take a look at the history of institutions in the early modern world. Casting a broad look across a variety of institutions, from missionary societies to guilds, from lawcourts to academics, and exploring institutions across western Europe and Britain, the volume as a whole invites a newly comparative understanding of the nature of formal institutions in the period. By envisaging disparate institutions as having, to some degree, similar self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals, these essays begin to build up a picture of how early modern institutions functioned overall. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the social and cultural history of early modern communities, as well as offering insights into the relationship of institutions and the developing state."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civilization, Medieval.
Social institutions -- History.
Social institutions -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- History -- 1492-
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Europe -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Frost, Robert I.
Goldgar, Anne.
ISBN 1429408111 (electronic bk.)
9781429408110 (electronic bk.)