By Mark Häberlein
As the wealthiest German service provider kin of the 16th century, the
Fuggers have attracted huge scholarly cognizance. unlike the opposite well-known service provider family
of the interval, the Medici of Florence, in spite of the fact that, no English-language paintings on them has been
to be had previously. The Fuggers of Augsburg offers a concise and engaging
assessment that builds at the most up-to-date scholarly literature and the author’s personal paintings on
sixteenth-century service provider capitalism. Mark Häberlein lines the historical past of the kinfolk from
the weaver Hans Fugger’s immigration to the imperial urban of Augsburg in 1367 to the end
of the Thirty Years’ conflict in 1648. as the Fuggers’ broad enterprise activities
concerned long-distance alternate, mining, nation finance, and abroad ventures, the family
exemplifies the meanings of globalization firstly of the fashionable age.
The ebook additionally covers the political, social, and cultural roles of the Fuggers: their
patronage of Renaissance artists, the founding of the biggest social housing undertaking of its
time, their help of Catholicism in a urban that mostly grew to become Protestant in the course of the
Reformation, and their upward thrust from city retailers to imperial counts and feudal lords.
Häberlein argues that the Fuggers geared up their social upward push in a fashion that allowed them to
be retailers and feudal landholders, burghers and noblemen whilst. Their story
hence offers a window on social mobility, cultural patronage, faith, and values during
the Renaissance and the Reformation.
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The Fuggers of Augsburg: Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History) by Mark Häberlein