Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction Banishment And Social Control In Early Modern Germany

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter examines how rulers in early modern Europe used banishment to punish and purge deviants and outsiders, as well as how these convicts-vagrants, laborers, and citizens alike-reacted to their expulsion, through an analysis of judicial expulsion practices in sixteenth-century Ulm. The use of banishment to rid society of deviants and outsiders culminated in the late sixteenth century, as a wave of administrative reform swept Germany. Analysis of banishment prosecution sheds new light on early modern social control initiatives. While scholars have long viewed the Reformation as a watershed in the transition to a modern, secular, rational society, recent studies have undermined this modernization narrative and accentuate instead the striking continuities between late medieval and early modern developments. The examination of banishment practices provided here supports this view, revealing the medieval origins of the exclusionary impulses and ambitious disciplinary efforts that fueled banishment prosecution in the wake of the Reformation.

Keywords:banishment; Germany; judicial expulsion practices; Reformation; sixteenth-century Ulm; social control

10.1163/ej.9789004161740.i-156.6
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004161740.i-156.6
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Strangers and Misfits — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation