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Charles H. Parker is associate professor of history at Saint Louis University. Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history and director, Center for World History, at the University of Hawai`i.
Introduction: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World
Part I: Structures
Chapter 1: Early Modern Europe and the Early Modern World
Chapter 2: German Burghers and Peasants in the Reformation and the Peasants' War: Partners or Competitors?
Chapter 3: A Tale of Two Brothers: Corporate Identity and the Revolt in the Towns of Holland
Chapter 4: Family and Community in the Spanish World
Part II: Interactions
Chapter 5: Individual and Community among the Medieval Travelers to Asia
Chapter 6: Settle or Return: Migrant Communities in Northern Europe, c. 1600–1800
Chapter 7: Forcing the Doors of Heathendom: Ethnography, Violence, and the Dutch East India Company
Chapter 8: Creating a Littoral Community: Muslim Reformers in the Early Modern Indian Ocean World
Part III: Transitions
Chapter 9: Custom, Community, and the Crown: Lawyers and the Reordering of French Customary Law
Chapter 10: The Individual on Trial in Sixteenth-Century Netherlands: Between Tradition and Modernity
Chapter 11: "They have highly offended the community of God": Rituals of Ecclesiastical Discipline and Pastoral Membership in the Community in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century German Parishes
Chapter 12: Embodying the Middle Ages, Advancing Modernity: Religious Women in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe and Beyond
Chapter 13: The Transitional Role of Jacques Coeur in the Fifteenth Century
Chapter 14: The Individual Merchant and the Trading Nation in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp
Chapter 15: Between Profit and Power: The Dutch East India Company and Institutional Early Modernities in the Age of Mercantilism
Parker and Bentley have done a nice job of pulling together a wide range of topics in these 16 essays, which make the case for the early modern world as a field of historical studies. . . . This collection is a significant contribution to the study of early modernity. Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews
The editors selected a program of . . . broad relevance to the early modern subfield, one that successfully accommodates both methodological reflections and more empirical studies.
— Sixteenth Century Journal
This excellent volume powerfully makes the case for Early Modernity as a field of historical studies, doing so specifically from the perspective of the ‘new social history.' It is impressive both in its insistence on bringing the ‘structures of everyday life' to the fore and its vigour in moving away from eurocentrism.
— Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study
A fine volume that will contribute significantly to understanding of both the early modern period and its historiography. At the cutting edge of historical scholarship, it is particularly illuminating in combining European with non-European histories and exploring interactions between cultures and continents.
— Anthony Black, University of Dundee