Negotiating Power in Early Modern Society: Order, Hierarchy and Subordination in Britain and Ireland
Michael J. Braddick, John Walter
Cambridge University Press, Nov 15, 2018 - History - 326 pages
Addressing the dynamics of power in early modern societies, this book challenges the existing tendency to see past societies in terms of binary oppositions--such as male/female, rich/poor, rulers/ruled. Drawing on recent social theory, the essays offer a series of micro-sociologies of power in early modern society, ranging from the politics of age, gender and class to the politics of state-building in the post-Reformation confessional state. Its findings also have relevance for thinking about inequality in present-day societies.
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