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The Resource The Fuggers of Augsburg : pursuing wealth and honor in Renaissance Germany, Mark Häberlein

The Fuggers of Augsburg : pursuing wealth and honor in Renaissance Germany, Mark Häberlein

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The Fuggers of Augsburg : pursuing wealth and honor in Renaissance Germany
Title
The Fuggers of Augsburg
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pursuing wealth and honor in Renaissance Germany
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Mark Häberlein
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
As the wealthiest German merchant family of the sixteenth century, the Fuggers have attracted wide scholarly attention. In contrast to the other famous merchant family of the period, the Medici of Florence, however, no English-language work on them has been available until now. The Fuggers of Augsburg offers a concise and engaging overview that builds on the latest scholarly literature and the author's own work on sixteenth-century merchant capitalism. Mark Häberlein traces the history of the family from the weaver Hans Fugger's immigration to the imperial city of Augsburg in 1367 to the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648. Because the Fuggers' extensive business activities involved long-distance trade, mining, state finance, and overseas ventures, the family exemplifies the meanings of globalization at the beginning of the modern age. The book also covers the political, social, and cultural roles of the Fuggers: their patronage of Renaissance artists, the founding of the largest social housing project of its time, their support of Catholicism in a city that largely turned Protestant during the Reformation, and their rise from urban merchants to imperial counts and feudal lords. Häberlein argues that the Fuggers organized their social rise in a way that allowed them to be merchants and feudal landholders, burghers and noblemen at the same time. Their story therefore provides a window on social mobility, cultural patronage, religion, and values during the Renaissance and the Reformation
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Biography type
collective biography
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YDXCP
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in early modern German history
The Fuggers of Augsburg : pursuing wealth and honor in Renaissance Germany, Mark Häberlein
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The Fuggers of Augsburg : pursuing wealth and honor in Renaissance Germany, Mark Häberlein
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wrhpb
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fugger ("von der Lilie") Genealogy : Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries -- The Fugger Family in Late Medieval Augsburg -- Jakob Fugger the Rich : The Making of an Enterprise, 1485-1525 -- Anton Fugger, the House of Habsburg, and the European World Economy, 1525-1560 -- Decline or Reorientation? The Fugger Firms, 1560-1650 -- Servants and Masters : The Personnel of the Fugger Companies -- Patronage and Self-Display -- The Fuggers in Sixteenth-Century Urban Society -- Citizens and Noblemen : Investment Strategies, Career Patterns, and Lifestyles
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1 online resource (ix, 286 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780813932583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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remote

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