Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of Granada, 1570-1739 by James Casey | 9780521855891 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of Granada, 1570-1739

Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of Granada, 1570-1739

by James Casey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521855896

ISBN-13: 9780521855891

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

James Casey offers an innovative study of prestige, power and the role of the family in a Mediterranean city during the early modern period. He focuses on the structure and values of the ruling class of Granada, where a new elite consolidated its authority. The study suggests that their power was linked to the pursuit of honour, which demanded participation in the

Overview

James Casey offers an innovative study of prestige, power and the role of the family in a Mediterranean city during the early modern period. He focuses on the structure and values of the ruling class of Granada, where a new elite consolidated its authority. The study suggests that their power was linked to the pursuit of honour, which demanded participation in the politics of the commonwealth and depended greatly on the network of personal relations which they were able to build with kinsmen, clients and patrons. It explores the way in which this system contributed to the relative tranquillity of the community during a turbulent time of religious and political change, that of the rise of absolutism and of the Counter Reformation. The book sheds fresh light on the nature of the early modern family and will be essential reading for historians of early modern Spain and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521855891
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Knights and citizens; 2. Nobles of the doubloon; 3. Lords of Granada; 4. The web of inheritance; 5. The network of marriage; 6. Blood wedding; 7. Home of the citizen; 8. The shadow of the ancestors; 9. The spirit of the clan; 10. The law of honour; 11. Good commonwealth men; 12. Defenders of the fatherland; Conclusion; Genealogies; Bibliography.

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