Negotiating Power in Early Modern Society: Order, Hierarchy and Subordination in Britain and Ireland

Negotiating Power in Early Modern Society: Order, Hierarchy and Subordination in Britain and Ireland

by Michael J. Braddick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521651638

ISBN-13: 9780521651639

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Addressing the dynamics of power in early modern societies, this book challenges the existing tendency to see past societies in terms of binary oppositions—such as male/female, rich/poor, rulers/ruled. Drawing on recent social theory, the essays offer a series of micro-sociologies of power in early modern society, ranging from the politics of age, gender and

Overview

Addressing the dynamics of power in early modern societies, this book challenges the existing tendency to see past societies in terms of binary oppositions—such as male/female, rich/poor, rulers/ruled. Drawing on recent social theory, the essays offer a series of micro-sociologies of power in early modern society, ranging from the politics of age, gender and class to the politics of state-building in the post-Reformation confessional state. Its findings also have relevance for thinking about inequality in present-day societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651639
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: grids of power: order, hierarchy and subordination in early modern society Michael J. Braddick and John Walter; 1. Ordering the body: illegitimacy and female authority in seventeenth-century England Laura Gowing; 2. Child sexual abuse in early modern England Martin Ingram; 3. Sex, social relations and the law in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London Faramerz Dabhoiwala; 4. Exhortation and entitlement: negotiating equality in English rural communities, 1550–1650 Steve Hindle; 5. Public transcripts, popular agency and the politics of subsistence in early modern England John Walter; 6. 'Bragging and daring words': honour, property, and the symbolism of the hunt in Stowe, 1590–1642 Dan Beaver; 7. Administrative performance: the representation of political authority in early modern England Michael J. Braddick; 8. Negotiating order in early seventeenth-century Ireland Raymond Gillespie; 9. Order, orthodoxy and resistance: the ambiguous legacy of English puritanism, or, Just how moderate was Stephen Denison? Peter Lake; 10. Making orthodoxy in late Restoration England: the trials of Edmund Hickeringill, 1662–1710 Justin Champion and Lee McNulty.

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