Matheus Miller's Memoir: A Merchant’s Life in the Seventeenth Century (Early Modern History: Society and Culture)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780333736647: Matheus Miller's Memoir: A Merchant’s Life in the Seventeenth Century (Early Modern History: Society and Culture)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Some time in the second half of the seventeenth century, a merchant by the name of Matheus Miller began to write his life story. He was not unusual in this. Autobiography had become a commonplace exercise and a common genre among the nascent bourgeoisie of early modern Europe. Yet the way in which Miller reshaped and reconstructed his story was unique. He did not record events in a larger world, as were often included in memoirs of his day. Rather, he recaptured his particular world, that of the German Imperial city of Augsburg, and his individual worldview. He told of his struggle to establish himself within a sharply critical family and a highly conservative community. At the same time he revealed his hopes and fears, his expectations and experiences, his values and his actions. Miller created not only a window on early modern Europe but a mirror for the history of it. He exposed the workings of such global institutions as patriarchy, hierarchy, office, honour, community, friendship and confession in his own life and the shortcomings of modern theories and interpretations of them. No vector of inhuman forces, his is a human story of flesh and blood, of success and failure, of dignity and despair.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'In Safley's skilled hands, Matheus's remarkable memoir enlivens our understanding of the experience of the German bourgeoisie...' - Gary K. Waite, Canadian Journal of History

Synopsis:

This memoir reconstructs the world view of a Lutheran merchant from the city of Augsburg in the 17th century. Though Miller lived through some of the great events of his age, he scarcely mentioned them. Though he was raised in the standard values of his age, he understood and applied them idiosyncratically. This is the story of one man's experience and perception based on his memoir and associated documents. Despite its individual focus, the book explores universal institutions of early modern Europe: patriarchy, hierarchy, honour, community, and confession.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780312226466: Matheus Miller’s Memoir: A Merchant’s Life in the Seventeenth Century (Early Modern History: Society and Culture)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0312226462 ISBN 13: 9780312226466
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Matheus Miller/ Thomas Max Safley
Published by Palgrave Macmillan 1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
ROBIN SUMMERS BOOKS LTD
(Aldeburgh, United Kingdom)

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan 1999, 1999. Condition: New. New hardback. Fine and unread. Seller Inventory # C20012

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

T. Safley
Published by Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardback. Condition: New. 2000 ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book reconstructs the worldview of a Lutheran merchant from the city of Augsburg in the seventeenth century. Miller's is a singular story. Though he lived through some of the great events of his age, he scarcely mentioned them. Though he was raised in the standard values of his age, he understood and applied them idiosyncratically. This is the story of one man's experience and perception based on his memoir and associated documents. Yet, despite its individual focus, the book explores universal institutions of early modern Europe: patriarchy, hierarchy, honor, community, and confession. Seller Inventory # LHB9780333736647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
94.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Safley, Thomas Max (Associate Professor
Published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (2017)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Paperback Quantity available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780333736647_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
118.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Safley, T.
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (1999)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Hardcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
moluna
(Greven, Germany)

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. Condition: New. This book reconstructs the worldview of a Lutheran merchant from the city of Augsburg in the seventeenth century. Miller\ s is a singular story. Though he lived. Seller Inventory # 458425154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
99.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 39.07
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

T. Safley
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (1999)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Hardcover Quantity available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IG-9780333736647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
140.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

T. Safley
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (1999)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Hardcover Quantity available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IG-9780333736647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
129.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Thomas Max Safley
Published by Palgrave Macmillan 1999-10-11 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0333736648 ISBN 13: 9780333736647
New Hardcover Quantity available: 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan 1999-10-11, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-ING-9780333736647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
161.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds