Early Modern European Society

Early Modern European Society

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Drawing together common features of society from a range of different contexts throughout Europe, from Italy and Spain to Poland and Russia, Early Modern European Society surveys the sweeping changes affecting Europe from the end of the fifteenth century to the early decades of the eighteenth century. Henry Kamen includes discussion on: European identities, frontiers and language leisure, work and migration religion, ritual and witchcraft the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie and the poor gender roles social discipline and absolutism.a#39;Derogationa#39; (dAc rogeance), aconcept which wasalmost uniqueto France andunknown in England or Spain, meant loss ofnoble status forthose who participated in moneymaking or manual labour; wholesale but not retail trade was allowed. ... Like other jurists, Loyseau admitted thatto take partin commerce did not resultinaloss, but merelyasuspension, ofnoble status: a#39;all that isnecessary for rehabilitationanbsp;...

Title:Early Modern European Society
Author: Henry Kamen
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-07-28

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