Family and Community in Early Modern Spain
The Citizens of Granada, 1570-1739
By (author) Professor James Casey
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Family and Community in Early Modern Spain by Professor James Casey
Book DescriptionJames Casey offers an innovative study of prestige, power and the role of the family in a Mediterranean city during the early modern period. He focuses on the structure and values of the ruling class of Granada, where a new elite consolidated its authority. The study suggests that their power was linked to the pursuit of honour, which demanded participation in the politics of the commonwealth and depended greatly on the network of personal relations which they were able to build with kinsmen, clients and patrons. It explores the way in which this system contributed to the relative tranquillity of the community during a turbulent time of religious and political change, that of the rise of absolutism and of the Counter Reformation. The book sheds fresh light on the nature of the early modern family and will be essential reading for historians of early modern Spain and Europe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855891
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor James Casey
Family and Community in Early Modern Spain, Paperback (January 2009)
An innovative study of power and the role of the family in Granada during the early modern period.
Kingdom of Valencia in the Seventeenth Century, Paperback (October 2008)
Explores two major themes in Spanish historiography - the consequences of the expulsion of the Moriscos and the way in which the Habsburg Monarchy kept or lost control over its peripheral provinces.
Early Modern Spain, Paperback (April 1999)
Early Modern Spain: A Social History explores the solidarities which held the Spanish nation together at this time of conflict and change. Analyses the impact of these changes on family life and popular culture more generally.
History of the Family, Paperback (September 1989)» View all books by Professor James Casey
The History of the Family concerns the changing interactions between family and social, political and religious structures over the last thousand years of European history. The family is usually described in terms of patterns of kinship, inheritance, and relations between sexes and generations.
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Author Biography - Professor James Casey
James Casey is Reader in History at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of The Family in History (1989) and Early Modern Spain: A Social History (1999).
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