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Kinship, Community, and Self: Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean

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Kinship, Community, and Self

Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean

Edited by Jason Coy, Benjamin Marschke, Jared Poley, and Claudia Verhoeven

316 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-419-9 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (December 2014)

eISBN 978-1-78238-420-5 eBook

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“This is a very fine collection of essays. The goal of this volume is clearly to showcase the diversity of the scholarly work that has been inspired by Sabean’s approach to history, the kinds of questions he has asked of his sources, and his ability to penetrate to the heart of submerged or overlooked discourses and life-worlds.”  ·  George Williamson, Florida State University


David Warren Sabean was a pioneer in the historical-anthropological study of kinship, community, and selfhood in early modern and modern Europe. His career has helped shape the discipline of history through his supervision of dozens of graduate students and his influence on countless other scholars. This book collects wide-ranging essays demonstrating the impact of Sabean’s work has on scholars of diverse time periods and regions, all revolving around the prominent issues that have framed his career: kinship, community, and self. The significance of David Warren Sabean’s scholarship is reflected in original research contributed by former students and essays written by his contemporaries, demonstrating Sabean’s impact on the discipline of history.

Jason Coy is Associate Professor of History at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the author of Strangers and Misfits: Banishment, Social Control, and Authority in Early Modern Germany (2008) and co-editor of The Holy Roman Empire, Reconsidered (2010).

Benjamin Marschke is Associate Professor of History at Humboldt State University, in Arcata, California. Marschke has held fellowships from the DAAD, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, and the Max Planck Institut für Geschichte. He is the author of Absolutely Pietist: Patronage, Factionalism, and State-Building in the Early Eighteenth-Century Prussian Army Chaplaincy (2005), and co-editor of The Holy Roman Empire, Reconsidered (2010).

Jared Poley is Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University. He is the author of Decolonization in Germany: Weimar Narratives of Colonial Loss and Foreign Occupation (2005) and co-editor of Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany (2012). He also edits the World History Bulletin.

Claudia Verhoeven is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. She is the author of The Odd Man Karakozov: Imperial Russia, Modernity, and the Birth of Terrorism (2009) and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Terrorism (forthcoming, 2014).

Subject: History (General)Anthropology (General)


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