Between The Middle Ages And Modernity

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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 re-created 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, early modern, and modern history, and on the Renaissance and Reformation.
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Editorial Reviews

Parker and Bently have done a nice job of pulling together a wide range of topics in these 16 essays, which make the case for the early modern world as a field of historical studies. . . . This collection is a significant contribution to the study of early modernity. Highly recommended.
Sixteenth-Century Journal
The editors selected a program of . . . broad relevance to the early modern subfield, one that successfully accommodates both methodological reflections and more empirical studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742553101
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles H. Parker is associate professor of history at Saint Louis University. Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history and director, Center for World History, at the University of Hawaìi.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World   Charles H. Parker     1
Early Modern Europe and the Early Modern World   Jerry H. Bentley     13
German Burghers and Peasants in the Reformation and the Peasants' War: Partners or Competitors?   Thomas A. Brady Jr.     33
A Tale of Two Brothers: Corporate Identity and the Revolt in the Towns of Holland   Henk van Nierop     53
Family and Community in the Spanish World   Carla Rahn Phillips     71
Individual and Community among the Medieval Travelers to Asia   William D. Phillips Jr.     93
Settle or Return: Migrant Communities in Northern Europe, ca. 1600-1800   Douglas Catterall     109
Forcing the Doors of Heathendom: Ethnography, Violence, and the Dutch East India Company   Sanjay Subrahmanyam     131
Creating a Littoral Community: Muslim Reformers in the Early Modern Indian Ocean World   Michael N. Pearson     155
Custom, Community, and the Crown: Lawyers and the Reordering of French Customary Law   Marie Seong-Hak Kim     169
The Individual on Trial in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands: Between Tradition and Modernity   Hugo de Schepper   Elizabeth Bradbury Pollnow     187
"They Have Highly Offended the Community of God": Rituals of Ecclesiastical Discipline and Pastoral Membership in the Community in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century German Parishes   Susan C. Karant-Nunn     211
Embodying the Middle Ages, Advancing Modernity: Religious Women in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe and Beyond   Ulrike Strasser     231
The Transitional Role of Jacques Coeur in the Fifteenth Century   Kathryn L. Reyerson     253
The Individual Merchant and the Trading Nation in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp   Donald J. Harreld     271
Between Profit and Power: The Dutch East India Company and Institutional Early Modernities in the "Age of Mercantilism"   Markus P. M. Vink     285
Index     307
About the Contributors     319
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