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Civic Culture and Everyday Life in Early Modern Germany (Bernd Roeck) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004152694
Civic Culture and Everyday Life in Early Modern Germany (Bernd Roeck) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004152694
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Title: Civic Culture and Everyday Life in Early Modern Germany

Author: Roeck, Bernd

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004152694

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 290

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This book offers an overview of bourgeois culture and aspects of everyday life in the German cultural area from the Renaissance to the end of the 18th century. At the same time the reader is introduced to fundamental research problems.The spectrum of topics ranges from life styles to clothing and eating habits, from consciousness of time to rites de passage, birth, marriage and death. Special attention is paid to the role of female and male citizens in music, literature and fine arts. This is a concise introduction for history and art history students, scholars and everyone interested in the pre-history of the modern world. References from important sources define the text; together they are useful resources for teaching.Table of contentsList of IllustrationsForewordChapter One. IntroductionChapter Two. The Character of the Early Modern City in the Holy Roman EmpireChapter Three. The Burghers' LifestyleChapter Four. Aspects of the Daily LifeChapter Five. The Burgher FamilyChapter Six. Historical Microcosms: The Life of the IndividualChapter Seven. Beyond Daily Life: Amusements, Music and Dance, Entertainment and TheaterChapter Eight. Brgertum and the ArtsChapter Nine. Brgertum and HumanismChapter Ten. Burgher Culture in the Baroque and Enlightenment: Phases and InstitutionsChapter Eleven. The Cultural Function of the German City in the 17th and 18th CenturiesChapter Twelve. The Way to ArcadiaChapter Thirteen. The Invention of the Cultural History of the German Bourgeoisie: Artworks as Sources and Lieux de mmoireSources1. In search of beauty: Albrecht Drer in Italy. From Albrecht Drer's letters and his art-theory (1506)2. A Southern German Imperial city at the beginning of the 16th century. From Johannes Cochlaeus' Germania (1512)3. A mastersinger as Luther's follower. Hans Sachs, The Nightingale of Wittenberg (1523)4. Ghosts and heretics in old Basel. From the memoir of Felix Platter (1540/1559)5. A document of the civilization process. From Friedrich Dedekinds Grobianus (1549)6. The city of the Fugger: The bi-confessional Augsburg. From Michel de Montaignes' Diary of a Journey to Spas (1580/1581)7. Conjugal love in the 16th century. From the correspondence of Magdalena and Balathasar Paumgartner (1582-1594)8. Everyday life in Cologne during the 16th century. From Hermann von Weinsberg's memoirs (1589/90)9. Travelling Experiences in Germany in the Year of 1611: Baden und Frankfurt. From Thomas Coryate's Crudities10. The horrors of the Thirty Years' War. The besieged city of Augsburg (1634/35)11. Life remembrances of 17th-century architect. From Elias Holl's House Chronicle (before 1646)12. An agent of an artist's fame. From Joachim von Sandrart's Teutscher Academie (German Academy) (1675)13. How to manage a Christian household. From Franciscus Florinus' House-Rules (1705)14. A French glance at Berlin and Hamburg. From Johann Caspar Riesbeck's Letters of a Travelling Frenchman (1739)15. An enlightened glance at old cities. From Wilhelm Ludwig Wekhrlin's Anselmus Rabiosus (1778)16. Enlightenment and tolerance. The "Ringparabel" (Parable of the ring) in Lessing's Nathan the Wise17. The most famous definition of Enlightenment. Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment? (1784)18. Education in the period of Enlightenment. Legal rules for relations between parents and children (1794)19. A boyhood in 18th-century Frankfurt. From Goethe's Poetry and Truth20. The German national character. From Germaine de Stal, On Germany (1813)Select Bibliography (Works after 1991)Index
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