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The Disciplinary Revolution : Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe / Philip S. Gorski.

Author/Creator:
Gorski, Philip S., author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2010]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (269 p.)
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Local subjects:
Calvinism -- Europe -- History. (search)
Christian sociology -- Reformed Church -- History. (search)
Church and state -- Europe -- History. (search)
Church and state -- Reformed Church -- History. (search)
Europe -- Church history. (search)
Europe -- Politics and government. (search)
Sociology, Christian (Reformed Church) -- History. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
What explains the rapid growth of state power in early modern Europe? While most scholars have pointed to the impact of military or capitalist revolutions, Philip S. Gorski argues instead for the importance of a disciplinary revolution unleashed by the Reformation. By refining and diffusing a variety of disciplinary techniques and strategies, such as communal surveillance, control through incarceration, and bureaucratic office-holding, Calvin and his followers created an infrastructure of religious governance and social control that served as a model for the rest of Europe-and the world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Body and Soul: Calvinism, Discipline, and State Power in Early Modern Europe
2. Disciplinary Revolution from Below in the Low Countries
3. Disciplinary Revolution from Above in Brandenburg-Prussia
4. Social Disciplining in Comparative Perspective
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
ISBN:
1-283-15075-1
9786613150752
0-226-30486-8
OCLC:
721195559
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226304861 doi