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Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany

Steven Ozment
Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany

Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany

Steven Ozment

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In this exceptional piece of social history Steven Ozment sifts through private papers and public archives to analyse and weave together fascinating primary documents relating to five German families in the early 16th and 17th Centuries. This penetrating look at the family circle provides a rounded and insightful portrait of an age and of a people. In a captivating narrative by an author hailed as 'scholarly, immpecable yet at the same time perfectly accesible to general readers' (Booklist) we find the struggles, failures and successes of the family of the past bear striking resemblances to our own.

- Publisher Renowned historian Steven Ozment vividly re-creates the lives of five families in early modern Germany Steven Ozment, the acclaimed author of The Burgermeister's Daughter, explores family life in pre-industrial Europe, using private papers and public archives to trace the lives of five German families during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This compelling and eye-opening social history follows the families from courtship and marriage to pregnancy, child rearing, and the establishment of a new adult generation. Historian Steven Ozment provides a rounded, insightful portrait of an age and a people. His captivating narrative masterfully re-creates the social and political world of this dramatic period in German and European history.

- Publisher This text weaves together private papers and public archives to present a picture of five German families in the 16th and 17th centuries. The portrait painted is both of an age and of a people.

- Publisher

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About "Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany"

In this exceptional piece of social history Steven Ozment sifts through private papers and public archives to analyse and weave together fascinating primary documents relating to five German families in the early 16th and 17th Centuries. This penetrating look at the family circle provides a rounded and insightful portrait of an age and of a people. In a captivating narrative by an author hailed as 'scholarly, immpecable yet at the same time perfectly accesible to general readers' (Booklist) we find the struggles, failures and successes of the family of the past bear striking resemblances to our own.
- Publisher

Renowned historian Steven Ozment vividly re-creates the lives of five families in early modern Germany Steven Ozment, the acclaimed author of The Burgermeister's Daughter, explores family life in pre-industrial Europe, using private papers and public archives to trace the lives of five German families during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This compelling and eye-opening social history follows the families from courtship and marriage to pregnancy, child rearing, and the establishment of a new adult generation. Historian Steven Ozment provides a rounded, insightful portrait of an age and a people. His captivating narrative masterfully re-creates the social and political world of this dramatic period in German and European history.
- Publisher

This text weaves together private papers and public archives to present a picture of five German families in the 16th and 17th centuries. The portrait painted is both of an age and of a people.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1 Courtship, Marriage And Early Parenthood: Getting Married - The
  • Courtship Of Lucas Friedrich Behaim And Anna Maria Pfinzing
  • Birth And Early Childhood - The Three Sons Of Christoph Scheurl And
  • Katharina Futterer. Part 2 Teenagers Into Adults: Mothering - Magdalena
  • Romer Behaim And Her Eldest Son Paul
  • The Private Life Of A Teenager - Sebald Welser's Semester In Louvain
  • Fathers And Sons - The Family Chronicle Pastor Lorenz Durnhofer
  • Conclusion.

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  • Catalogue Code 164513
  • Product Code 0140291989
  • EAN 9780140291988
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2001
  • Dimensions 202 x 139 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.317kg

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