In Praise of Ordinary People

Early Modern Britain and the Dutch Republic

Editors: Jacob, M., Secretan, C. (Eds.)

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The discipline of social history has still not given enough attention to the ways in which the perceptions and roles of "ordinary" people changed over time. In these fascinating British and Dutch cases, we see how the study of this evolution imparts historical texture and enables us to understand early modernity with greater clarity.

About the authors

Luc Foisneau, Maison Française d'Oxford, UK Jacob Soll, University of Southern California, USA Frans Blom, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Henk Looijesteijn, International Institute of Social History, Netherlands Larry Stewart, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Inger Leemans, VU University, Netherlands Maarten Prak, University of Utrecht, Netherlands Jesse Sadler, University of California Los Angeles, USA Dorothee Sturkenboom, independent scholar Matthew Kadane, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA Phyllis Mack, Rutgers University, USA

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jacob, Margaret (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The “Simple Burgher” of D. V. Coornhert (1522–1590): A Dutch Freethinker Opens the Door to a New Age

    Sturkenboom, Dorothee

    Pages 19-46

  • Common People as Individuals: Hobbes’s Normative Approach to the Ordinary Mind

    Foisneau, Luc

    Pages 47-63

  • News as a Path to Independence: Merchant Correspondence and the Exchange of News during the Dutch Revolt

    Sadler, Jesse

    Pages 65-92

  • “Ordinary” People and Philosophers in the Laboratories and Workshops of the Early Industrial Revolution

    Stewart, Larry

    Pages 95-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In Praise of Ordinary People
Book Subtitle
Early Modern Britain and the Dutch Republic
Editors
  • M. Jacob
  • C. Secretan
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Margaret C. Jacob and Catherine Secretan
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38052-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137380524
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38051-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47926-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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