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Author Parker, Charles H., 1958-

Title Between the Middle Ages and Modernity : Individual and Community in the Early Modern World
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (551 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 -- Introduction; Notes; I -- STRUCTURES; 2 -- Early Modern Europe and the Early Modern World; Notes; 3 -- German Burghers and Peasants in the Reformation and the Peasants' War; Burghers and Peasants as Political Partners; Burghers and Peasants as Competitors; Popular Politics, Popular Religion; Notes; 4 -- A Tale of Two Brothers; Corporate Bodies and Corporate Identity; Corporate Identity Under Duress, 1520-1572; Corporate Identity and the Revolt; The Crisis of Urban Corporate Identity; Corporate Identity Restored; Notes
5 -- Family and Community in the Spanish WorldNotes; II -- INTERACTIONS; 6 -- Individual and Community among the Medieval Travelers to Asia; Notes; 7 -- Settle or Return; Migrants and Outsider Status in Early Modern European Society; Following a Traveled Path: Migrants and Precursor Communities; Precursor Communities; Negotiating with Host and Precursor Communities before the Emergence of a Public Enclave; Migrants and Public Community; Conclusion; Notes; 8 -- Forcing the Doors of Heathendom; Notes; 9 -- Creating a Littoral Community; Notes; III -- TRANSITIONS; 10 -- Custom, Community, and the Crown
Final Reflections: Religious Women and the Making of the State SubjectNotes; 14 -- The Transitional Role of Jacques Coeur in the Fifteenth Century; Notes; 15 -- The Individual Merchant and the Trading Nation in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp; The Corporation and the Individual; Antwerp's Trading Nations; Merchant Types in Antwerp; Commercial Institutions and Individual Action; Notes; 16 -- Between Profit and Power; Van Leur, Meilink-Roelofsz, Steensgaard, and the "New Institutional Historians"; The "Merchant-Warrior" Revisited: The Early Modern Redistributive Innovation; Afterthoughts; Notes; Index
Notes11 -- The Individual on Trial in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands; Traditional Tribunals; New Princely Courts; Appeals of Legal Subjects to the "Sovereign Judge"; Conclusion; Notes; 12 -- "They Have Highly Offended the Community of God"; Notes; 13 -- Embodying the Middle Ages, Advancing Modernity; Holy Households and Protestant Nunneries: Religious Women and Political Centralization under Protestantism; Serving God and Government: Religious Virgins, State Formation, and Tridentine Reform; Catholicism Goes Abroad: Religious Virgins and Colonial Empire Building
Summary This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities in the profound transitions of the early modern period. Taking a global and comparative approach to historical issues, the distinguished contributors show that individual and community created and recreated one another in the major structures, interactions, and transitions of early modern times. Offering an important contribution to our understanding both of the early modern period and of its historiography, this volume will be an invaluable resource for scholars working in the fields of medieval, e
Notes About the Contributors
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Subject Civilization, Modern.
Community life -- History.
History, Modern.
Individualism -- History.
Individuality -- History.
Intercultural communication -- History.
Social structure -- History.
Europe -- Civilization -- 16th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- 17th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bentley, Jerry H., 1949-2012.
ISBN 0742571475 (electronic bk.)
9780742571471 (electronic bk.)