A Companion to Late Medieval and Early Modern Augsburg introduces readers to major political, social and economic developments in Augsburg from c. 1400 to c. 1800 as well as to those themes of social and cultural history that have made research on this imperial city especially fruitful and stimulating. The volume comprises contributions by an international team of 23 scholars, providing a range of the most significant scholarly approaches to Augsburg’s past from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and methodologies. Building on the impressive number of recent innovative studies on this large and prosperous early modern city, the contributions distill the extraordinary range and creativity of recent scholarship on Augsburg into a handbook format.
Contributors are Victoria Bartels, Katy Bond, Christopher W. Close, Allyson Creasman, Regina Dauser, Dietrich Erben, Alexander J. Fisher, Andreas Flurschütz da Cruz, Helmut Graser, Mark Häberlein, Michele Zelinsky Hanson, Peter Kreutz, Hans-Jörg Künast, Margaret Lewis, Andrew Morrall, Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer, Barbara Rajkay, Reinhold Reith, Gregor Rohmann, Claudia Stein, B. Ann Tlusty, Sabine Ullmann, Wolfgang E.J. Weber.
B. Ann Tlusty is Professor of History at Bucknell University and the author of numerous books, articles, and source collections on early modern Germany. Her primary focus is on gendered behaviors including drinking, gambling, violence, military culture, and masculine magic.
Mark Häberlein is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Bamberg, where he has been teaching since 2004. He has published widely on early modern trade and merchant networks, urban history, and eighteenth-century transatlantic migration.
"B. Ann Tlusty and Mark Häberlein’s monumental volume on late medieval and early modern Augsburg brings the history of this intriguing, and in many ways unusual, imperial city to a wider anglophone audience.[...] There is no doubt that this volume must stand as one of the most complete and wide-ranging surveys of any single early modern city.[...] a supremely impressive achievement, and it will undoubtedly succeed in bringing the intriguing history of Augsburg to a wider audience for a long time to come". Justin Colson,
German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 43 (1), May 2021.
Acknowledgements List of Figures Notes on Contributors
part 1: The City
Sources and Historiography Helmut Graser, Mark Häberlein and B. Ann Tlusty
Urban Topography, Population, Visual Representations Barbara Rajkay
Of Invisible Boundaries: Bodies, Plagues, and Healers Claudia Stein
Textual Representation: Chronicles Gregor Rohmann
part 2: Economy, Politics, and the Law
Production, Trade, and Finance Mark Häberlein
Politics under the Guild Regime, 1368–1548 Christopher W. Close
Politics under the Patrician Regime, 1548–1806 Mark Häberlein and Barbara Rajkay
Crime and Punishment Allyson F. Creasman
Civil Law Peter Kreutz
PART 3: Religion and Society
The Urban Reformation Michele Zelinsky Hanson
Catholic-Protestant Coexistence Marjorie E. Plummer and B. Ann Tlusty
Urban Society: Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Mark Häberlein and Reinhold Reith
Women, Family, and Sexuality Margaret Lewis
Sociability and Leisure B. Ann Tlusty
The Experience of War Andreas Flurschütz da Cruz
Jews as Ethnic and Religious Minorities Sabine Ullmann
PART 4: Communication, Cultural and Intellectual Life
The Dissemination of News Regina Dauser
Book Production and Trade Hans-Jörg Künast Translated by Christine R. Johnson
Dress and Material Culture Victoria Bartels and Katherine Bond
Learned Culture Wolfgang E.J. Weber
The Arts Andrew Morrall
Architecture Dietrich Erben
Music Alexander J. Fisher
Anyone interested in early modern urban history, including students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as general readers with an interest in Augsburg.