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By Charles H. Parker,Jerry H. Bentley

This groundbreaking e-book examines the advanced relationships among participants and groups in the course of the profound transitions of the early glossy interval. Historians have ordinarily pointed out the origins of a latest individualist spirit within the ecu Renaissance and Reformation. but because the Nineteen Sixties, evolving scholarship has challenged this attitude through calling into query its uncomplicated assumptions approximately individualism, its particular concentrate on elite contributors, and its inherent Eurocentric bias. Arguing that particular id drew from conventional kinds of group, those essays by means of best students convincingly convey that specific and group created and recreated each other within the significant constructions, interactions, and transitions of early smooth instances. The authors contend that at the one hand, groups supplied the soundness that allowed for person supplier, whilst they imposed new varieties of self-discipline that constrained contributors to extra inflexible ethical and social norms. however, members tested different types of organization to enhance their very own fiscal, social, political, and non secular agendas. providing a big contribution to our realizing either one of the early smooth interval and of its historiography, this quantity should be a useful source for students operating within the fields of medieval, early smooth, and sleek heritage, 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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