Home
Product Search
Site Map
Checkout
Track Your Order
Login
Strangers and Misfits: Banishment, Social Control, and Authority in Early Modern Germany (Jason P Coy) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004161740
Strangers and Misfits: Banishment, Social Control, and Authority in Early Modern Germany (Jason P Coy) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004161740
Click to enlarge image(s)


Title: Strangers and Misfits: Banishment, Social Control, and Authority in Early Modern Germany

Author: Coy, Jason P

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004161740

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 164

List Price in Cloth: $111.00 Our price: $94.99

(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)

Banishment was crucial to law enforcement in early modern Europe, as magistrates used expulsion to punish and control thousands of offenders convicted of crimes ranging from adultery to theft. While early modern social control has attracted considerable scholarly attention in recent decades, banishment has been largely neglected. This book examines the role of banishment in sixteenth-century Ulm, an important south German city-state, using the town's experience to uncover how early modern magistrates used expulsion to regulate and reorder society. This investigation sheds new light on the application of authority, the intersection between official disciplinary efforts and customary behavioral norms, and the function of public expulsion in displaying and defending social hierarchies, issues central to our historical understanding of the period.
Copyright © 2016 Dove Booksellers
30108 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-381-1000
custserv@dovebook.com