Flesh and Spirit

Flesh and Spirit

Private Life in Early Modern Germany

Book - 1999
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As he did in his much praised and highly successful The Burgermeister's Daughter, Steven Ozment analyzes and weaves together primary sources to create a compelling account of German life in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. From private papers and archives -- account books, letters, legal records, journals -- emerge fascinating stories rescued from history: the complicated courtship dance of two politically prominent families; the joy of parenthood for a middle-aged couple when, after losing their first nine infants, a child survives; the difficulty a widowed mother has restraining her eldest son's expenses as he studies in Italy; the challenges faced by a Lutheran pastor negotiating the Church's bitter factionalism; and a Protestant teenager coping in Catholic Louvain.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 1999.
ISBN: 9780670883929
0670883921
Branch Call Number: 943/.324/04/08622/Ozm 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xviii, 348 p. : ill., map.

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