Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9780226304830 Published July 2003
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The Disciplinary Revolution

Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe

Philip S. Gorski

Philip S. Gorski

266 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2003
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9780226304830 Published July 2003
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226304847 Published July 2003
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226304861 Published September 2010
What explains the rapid growth of state power in early modern Europe? While most scholars have pointed to the impact of military or capitalist revolutions, Philip S. Gorski argues instead for the importance of a disciplinary revolution unleashed by the Reformation. By refining and diffusing a variety of disciplinary techniques and strategies, such as communal surveillance, control through incarceration, and bureaucratic office-holding, Calvin and his followers created an infrastructure of religious governance and social control that served as a model for the rest of Europe—and the world.
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Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Body and Soul: Calvinism, Discipline, and State Power in Early Modern Europe
2. Disciplinary Revolution from below in the Low Countries
3. Disciplinary Revolution from above in Brandenburg-Prussia
4. Social Disciplining in Comparative Perspective
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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