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By Charles H. Parker,Jerry H. Bentley

This groundbreaking ebook examines the complicated relationships among contributors and groups in the course of the profound transitions of the early smooth interval. Historians have typically pointed out the origins of a latest individualist spirit within the ecu Renaissance and Reformation. but because the Sixties, evolving scholarship has challenged this angle by way of calling into query its easy assumptions approximately individualism, its specific concentrate on elite contributors, and its inherent Eurocentric bias. Arguing that particular id drew from conventional kinds of group, those essays through prime students convincingly convey that particular and neighborhood created and recreated each other within the significant constructions, interactions, and transitions of early sleek occasions. The authors contend that at the one hand, groups supplied the soundness that allowed for person organisation, whilst they imposed new types of self-discipline that constrained members to extra inflexible ethical and social norms. nevertheless, contributors proven kinds of organization to increase their very own fiscal, social, political, and spiritual agendas. providing a major contribution to our realizing either one of the early sleek interval and of its historiography, this quantity may be a useful source for students operating within the fields of medieval, early smooth, and glossy background, and at the Renaissance and Reformation.

Contributions by: Jerry H. Bentley, Thomas A. Brady Jr., Douglas Catterall, Donald J. Harreld, Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Marie Seong-Hak Kim, Henk van Nierop, Charles H. Parker, Michael N. Pearson, Carla Rahn Phillips, William D. Phillips Jr., Elizabeth Bradbury Pollnow, Kathryn L. Reyerson, Hugo de Schepper, Ulrike Strasser, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Markus P. M. Vink

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