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Institutional culture in early modern society /
edited by Anne Goldgar and Robert I. Frost.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2004.
description
xxii, 370 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004138803 (hardback)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2004.
isbn
9004138803 (hardback)
catalogue key
5300387
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Reed Benhamou is Professor and Chair of the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Susan Brown is Assistant Professor in the History Department of the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada Gayle K. Brunelle is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton Christopher Carlsmith is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Robert Frost teaches at King's College London Ian Anders Gadd is a lecturer in English at Bath Spa University College Anne Goldgar teaches early modern history at King's College London Anthony Grafton teaches history at Princeton University Kristine Haugen teaches at the University of Washington, Seattle, and is currently a Frances Yates Fellow at the Warburg Institute Steve Hindle is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Warwick Florence C. Hsia is Assistant Professor of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Joanna Innes is Tutor and Fellow in modern history at Somerville College Oxford Janelle Day Jenstad is Assistant Professor of Renaissance literature at the University of Victoria Victor Morgan teaches early modern British history at the University of East Anglia Eve Rosenhaft is Reader in German Studies at the University of Liverpool James Shaw is presently Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex Keith Wrightson is a Professor of History at Yale University
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Summaries
Description for Reader
Anyone interested in the history of the society and culture of early modern Europe and Britain.
Main Description
The essays in this volume take a fresh look at the history of institutions in the early modern world. Casting a broad look across a variety of institutions, from missionary societies to guilds, from lawcourts to academies, and exploring institutions across western Europe and Britain, the volume as a whole invites a newly comparative understanding of the nature of formal institutions in the period. By envisaging disparate institutions as having, to some degree, similar self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals, these essays begin to build up a picture of how early modern institutions functioned overall. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the social and culture history of early modern communities, as well as offering insights into the relationship of institutions and the developing state.Cobntributors include: Ian Anders Gadd; Reed Benhamou; Susan Brown; Gayle Brunelle; Janelle Day Jenstad; Robert Frost; Anne Goldgar; Anthony Grafton; Kristine Haugen; Steve Hindle; Florence Hsia; Joanna Innes; Victor Morgan; Eve Rosenhaft; James Shaw; Keith Wrightson.
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The essays in this volume take a fresh look at the history of institutions in the early modern world. Casting a broad look across a variety of institutions, from missionary societies to guilds, from lawcourts to academies, and exploring institutions across western Europe and Britain, the volume as a whole invites a newly comparative understanding of the nature of formal institutions in the period. By envisaging disparate institutions as having, to some degree, similar self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals, these essays begin to build up a picture of how early modern institutions functioned overall. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the social and culture history of early modern communities, as well as offering insights into the relationship of institutions and the developing state.
Unpaid Annotation
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.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Communal Definition
Mathematical Martyrs, Mandarin Missionaries, and Apostolic Academicians: Telling Institutional Livesp. 3
Were Books Different? The Stationers' Company in Civil War London, 1640-1645p. 35
Cooperation and Rivalry Among Institutions
To Beggar thy Neighbour or Not? Mediation versus Vendetta in Commercial Disputes in Early Modern Rouenp. 61
Cooperation and Conflict in the Schools of Bergamo, 1550-1650p. 84
Policing and Privilege: the Resistance to Penal Reform in Eighteenth-Century Londonp. 103
Rites of Inclusion and Exclusion
A Ceremonious Society: an Aspect of Institutional Power in Early Modern Norwichp. 133
"Good, Godly and Charitable Uses": Endowed Charity and the Relief of Poverty in Rural England, c. 1550-1750p. 164
External Propaganda
Public Glory, Private Gilt: the Goldsmiths' Company and the Spectacle of Punishmentp. 191
Secrecy and Publicity in the Emergence of Modern Business Culture: Pension Funds in Hamburg 1760-1780p. 218
Discipline
Discipline and Punishment in the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpturep. 247
Subversion of Communal Procedures
Justice in the Marketplace: Corruption at the Giustizia Vecchia in Early Modern Veniccp. 281
Imagined Universities: Public Insult and the Terrae Filius in Early Modern Oxfordp. 317
Afterwordsp. 347
Indexp. 361
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