The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

by Philip S. Gorski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226304841

ISBN-13: 9780226304847

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


What explains the rapid growth of state power in early modern Europe? While most scholars have pointed to the impact of military or capitalist revolutions, Philip S. Gorski argues instead for the importance of a disciplinary revolution unleashed by the Reformation. By refining and diffusing a variety of disciplinary techniques and strategies, such as communal…  See more details below

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What explains the rapid growth of state power in early modern Europe? While most scholars have pointed to the impact of military or capitalist revolutions, Philip S. Gorski argues instead for the importance of a disciplinary revolution unleashed by the Reformation. By refining and diffusing a variety of disciplinary techniques and strategies, such as communal surveillance, control through incarceration, and bureaucratic office-holding, Calvin and his followers created an infrastructure of religious governance and social control that served as a model for the rest of Europe—and the world.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226304847
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Body and Soul: Calvinism, Discipline, and State Power in Early Modern Europe
2. Disciplinary Revolution from below in the Low Countries
3. Disciplinary Revolution from above in Brandenburg-Prussia
4. Social Disciplining in Comparative Perspective
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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