Defiled Trades and Social Outcasts Honor and Ritual Pollution in Early Modern Germany
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Description: This book presents a social and cultural history of 'dishonourable peiple', an outcast group in early modern Germany. The book also investigates how honourable estates interacted with dishonourable people.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|List of illustrations|
|List of abbreviations|
|Introduction: defiled trades|
|The Meaning of Dishonor in Early Modern Society|
|Medieval versus early modern dishonor|
|Honor, status and pollution|
|The Dishonorable Milieu|
|The status of executioners and skinners, 1500ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½1700|
|Living on the periphery of dishonor|
|Paradoxical Dishonor: Punishment and Healing|
|The infamous fur coat, or the unintended consequences of social discipline|
|The executioner's healing touch: health and honor in early modern German medical practice|
|Artisanal Honor and Urban Politics|
|Guardians of honor: artisans versus magistrates|
|Honor and dishonor in the eighteenth century|
|Conclusion: dishonor and the society of orders|