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Author Safley, Thomas Max.

Title Children of the laboring poor : expectation and experience among the orphans of early modern Augsburg / by Thomas Max Safley
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 493 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in Central European histories, 1547-1217 ; v. 38
Studies in Central European histories ; v. 38. 1547-1217
Contents List of Illustrations; Note on Money; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One. Death and Adaptation; Chapter Two. Debt, "Presentism," and Traditionalism; Chapter Three. Resourcefulness, Calculation, and Rationalism; Chapter Four. Negotiation and Admission; Chapter Five. The Disciplining of Appetites; Chapter Six. The Disciplining of Spirits; Chapter Seven. Disciplining the Laborer; Chapter Eight. Death and the Servant: Leaving the Orphanages; Chapter Nine. A Return to the Margin?; Chapter Ten. A Place in the Mainstream?; Conclusion: The Worm in the Apple; Bibliography; Index
Summary This volume provides fascinating new insights into the agency of the laboring poor in early modern Europe. Based on more than 5,000 biographical accounts of orphans in the city of Augsburg, it explores their responses to changing social and economic circumstances and their utilization of social institutions and mores
Analysis Orphans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-477) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Orphanages -- Germany -- Augsburg -- History.
Orphans -- Germany -- Augsburg -- Social conditions.
Poor children -- Germany -- Augsburg -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005050823
ISBN 0391042246 (alk. paper)
1429426284 (electronic bk.)
1433707802 (electronic bk.)
9780391042247 (alk. paper)
9781429426282 (electronic bk.)
9781433707803 (electronic bk.)