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.
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Part I: The City CHAPTER 1: Sources and Historiography
Helmut Graser, Mark Häberlein and B. Ann Tlusty CHAPTER 2: Urban Topography, Population, Visual Representations
Barbara Rajkay CHAPTER 3: Of Invisible Boundaries: Bodies, Plagues, and Healers
Claudia Stein CHAPTER 4: Textual Representation: Chronicles
Gregor Rohmann Part II: Economy, Politics, and the Law CHAPTER 5: Production, Trade and Finance
Mark Häberlein CHAPTER 6: Politics under the Guild Regime, 1368–1548
Christopher W. Close CHAPTER 7: Politics under the Patrician Regime, 1548–1806
Mark Häberlein and Barbara Rajkay CHAPTER 8: Crime and Punishment
Allyson F. Creasman CHAPTER 9: Civil Law
Peter Kreutz Part III: Religion and Society CHAPTER 10: The Urban Reformation
Michele Zelinsky Hanson CHAPTER 11: Catholic-Protestant Coexistence
Marjorie E. Plummer and B. Ann Tlusty CHAPTER 12: Urban Society: Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility
Mark Häberlein and Reinhold Reith CHAPTER 13: Women, Family, and Sexuality
Margaret Lewis CHAPTER 14: Sociability and Leisure
B. Ann Tlusty CHAPTER 15: The Experience of War
Andreas Flurschütz da Cruz CHAPTER 16: Jews as Ethnic and Religious Minorities
Sabine Ullmann Part IV: Communication, Cultural and Intellectual Life CHAPTER 17: The Dissemination of News
Regina Dauser CHAPTER 18: Book Production and Trade
Hans-Jörg Künast CHAPTER 19: Dress and Material Culture
Victoria Bartels and Katherine Bond CHAPTER 20: Learned Culture
Wolfgang E.J. Weber CHAPTER 21: The Arts
Andrew Morrall CHAPTER 22: Architecture
Dietrich Erben CHAPTER 23: Music
Alexander J. Fisher Index
Anyone interested in early modern urban history, including students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as general readers with an interest in Augsburg.