Matheus Miller's Memoir: A Merchant's Life in the Seventeenth Century

Matheus Miller's Memoir: A Merchant's Life in the Seventeenth Century

by T. Safley

Paperback(1st ed. 2000)

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This book reconstructs the worldview of a Lutheran merchant from the city of Augsburg in the seventeenth century. Miller's is a singular story. Though he lived through some of the great events of his age, he scarcely mentioned them. Though he was raised in the standard values of his age, he understood and applied them idiosyncratically. This is the story of one man's experience and perception based on his memoir and associated documents. Yet, despite its individual focus, the book explores universal institutions of early modern Europe: patriarchy, hierarchy, honor, community, and confession.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349408818
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/06/2000
Series: Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Edition description: 1st ed. 2000
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Thomas Max Safley is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations/Maps Preface Introduction Marriage and Patriarchy Public Office and Public Sphere Sociability and Social Structure Death and Confession Conclusion Index

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