Connected Mobilities in the Early Modern World
Connected Mobilities in the Early Modern World
The Practice and Experience of Movement
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Movement and Mobility in the Early Modern World: An Introduction (Paul Nelles and Rosa Salzberg)
Chapter One Linguistic Encounter: Fynes Moryson and the Uses of Language (John Gallagher)
Chapter Two Wading Through the Mire. Mobility on the Grand Tour (1585–1750) (Gerrit Verhoeven)
Chapter Three Travelling for Health: Medicine and Rural Mobility in Early Modern Spain (Carolin Schmitz)
Chapter Four Mobility and Danger on the Borders of the Papal States (16th–17th Centuries) (Irene Fosi)
Chapter Five News on the Road: the Mobility of Handwritten Newsletters in Early Modern Europe (Paola Molino)
Chapter Six Quarantine, Mobility, and Trade: Commercial Lazzarettos in the Early Modern Adriatic (Darka Bili.)
Chapter Seven Devotion in Transit. Agnus Dei, Jesuit Missionaries, and Global Salvation in the Sixteenth Century (Paul Nelles)
Chapter Eight Getting to the Holy Land: Franciscan Journeys and Mediterranean Mobility (Felicita Tramontana)
Chapter Nine From Mount Lebanon to the Little Mount in Madras: Mobility and Catholic-Armenian Alms-Collecting Networks During the Eighteenth Century (Sebouh Aslanian)

Paul Nelles, Rosa Salzberg (eds)

Connected Mobilities in the Early Modern World

The Practice and Experience of Movement

This book offers a panorama of movement, mobility, and exchange in the early modern world. While the pre-modern centuries have long been portrayed as static and self-contained, it is now acknowledged that Europe from the Middle Ages onwards saw increasing flows of people and goods. Movement also connected the continent more closely to other parts of the world. The present work challenges dominant notions of the ‘fixed,’ immobile nature of pre-modern cultures through study of the inter-connected material, social, and cultural dimensions of mobility. The case studies presented here chart the technologies and practices that both facilitated and impeded movement in diverse spheres of social activity such as communication, transport, politics, religion, medicine, and architecture. The chapters underscore the importance of the movement of people and objects through space and across distance to the dynamic economic, political, and cultural life of the early modern period.

Paul Nelles

Paul Nelles is Associate Professor of early modern history at Carleton University. His research focuses on the history of books, writing, and religion in early modern Europe. His study of Jesuit communication, The Information Order: Writing, Mobility and Distance in the Making of the Society of Jesus (1540–1573), is forthcoming.

Rosa Salzberg

Rosa Salzberg is Associate Professor of Early Modern History, University of Trento. Her research focuses on communication, urban history and the history of migration and mobility in early modern Europe, with a focus on Venice. She is the author of Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice (2014).