Institutional Culture in Early Modern Society

Institutional Culture in Early Modern Society

by Anne Goldgar
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004138803

ISBN-13: 9789004138803

Pub. Date: 05/27/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume offers new insights into the self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals through which early modern institutions functioned. Its wide range and its comparative vision of the nature of institutions prompts a new interpretation of the role of institutions in society.
With contributions by Florence Hsia, Ian Anders Gadd, Gayle K. Brunelle, Christopher

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Overview

This volume offers new insights into the self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals through which early modern institutions functioned. Its wide range and its comparative vision of the nature of institutions prompts a new interpretation of the role of institutions in society.
With contributions by Florence Hsia, Ian Anders Gadd, Gayle K. Brunelle, Christopher Carlsmith, Susan E. Brown, Victor Morgan, Steve Hindle, Janelle Day Jenstad, Eve Rosenhaft, Reed Benhamou, James Shaw, Kristine Haugen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004138803
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/27/2004
Series:
Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions: Medieval and Early Modern Peoples Series, #20
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Introduction, Anne Goldgar & Robert I. Frost

SECTION ONE: COMMUNAL DEFINITION
Mathematical Martyrs, Mandarin Missionaries, and Apostolic Academicians: Telling Institutional Lives, Florence Hsia
Were Books Different? The Stationers’ Company in Civil War London, 1640–1645, Ian Anders Gadd

SECTION TWO: COOPERATION AND RIVALRY AMONG INSTITUTIONS
To Beggar thy Neighbour or Not? Mediation versus Vendetta in Commercial Disputes in Early Modern Rouen, Gayle K. Brunelle
Cooperation and Conflict in the Schools of Bergamo, 1550–1650, Christopher Carlsmith
Policing and Privilege: the Resistance to Penal Reform in Eighteenth-Century London, Susan E. Brown

SECTION THREE: RITES OF INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION
A Ceremonious Society: an Aspect of Institutional Power in Early Modern Norwich, Victor Morgan
“Good, Godly and Charitable Uses”: Endowed Charity and the Relief of Poverty in Rural England, c. 1550–1750, Steve Hindle

SECTION FOUR: EXTERNAL PROPAGANDA
Public Glory, Private Gilt: the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Spectacle of Punishment, Janelle Day Jenstad
Secrecy and Publicity in the Emergence of Modern Business Culture: Pension Funds in Hamburg 1760–1780, Eve Rosenhaft

SECTION FIVE: DISCIPLINE
Discipline and Punishment in the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Reed Benhamou

SECTION SIX: SUBVERSION OF COMMUNAL PROCEDURES
Justice in the Marketplace: Corruption at the Giustizia Vecchia in Early Modern Venice, James Shaw
Imagined Universities: Public Insult and the Terrae Filius in Early Modern Oxford, Kristine Haugen

AFTERWORDS
Anthony Grafton
Joanna Innes
Keith Wrightson

Index

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