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Social Control in Europe: 1500-1800

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This first volume of a two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal institutions as two-way processes. Unlike many studies of social control in the past, the scholars here examine how individuals and groups that are ...
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Overview

This first volume of a two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal institutions as two-way processes. Unlike many studies of social control in the past, the scholars here examine how individuals and groups that are being controlled necessarily participate in and shape the manner in which they are regulated. Hardly passive victims of discipline and control, these folks instead claimed agency in that process, accepting and resisting -- and thus molding -- the controls under which they functioned. The essays in this volume focus on the interplay of ecclesiastical institutions and the emerging states, examining discipline from a bottom-up perspective.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814209684
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: HISTORY CRIME and CRIMINAL JUS Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Social Control and History: An Introduction 1
Part 1 Institutional Perspectives: State, Church, and the People
1. Discipline: The State and the Churches in Early Modern Europe 25
2. Social Control in Early Modern England: The Need for a Broad Perspective 37
3. Punishment versus Reconciliation: Marriage Control in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Holland 55
4. Ordering Discourse and Society: Moral Politics, Marriage, and Fornication during the Reformation and the Confessionalization Process in Germany and Switzerland 78
5. Church Discipline in a Biconfessional Country: Ireland in a European Context 99
6. Early Modern Discipline and the Visual Arts 113
7. Early Modern Architecture: Conditioning, Disciplining, and Social Control 132
Part 2 Communities: Perspectives from Below
8. Social Control Viewed from Below: New Perspectives 145
9. The Uses of Justice As a Form of Social Control in Early Modern Europe 159
10. Moral Order in the World of Work: Social Control and the Guilds in Europe 176
11. Behavioral Regulation in the City: Families, Religious Associations, and the Role of Poor Relief 200
12. Social Control of Violence, Violence As Social Control: The Case of Early Modern Germany 220
13. The Making of Popular Cultures of Social Control: A Comparison of Essex (England) and Hesse-Cassel (Germany) during the Reformation 247
14. Social Control from Below: Popular Arbitration of Disputes in Old Regime Spain 267
15. Charivari and Shame Punishments: Folk Justice and State Justice in Early Modern England 288
16. Social Control and the Neighborhood in European Cities 309
Bibliography 329
Index 379
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