Matheus Miller’s Memoir

A Merchant’s Life in the Seventeenth Century

  • Thomas Max Safley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 1-19
  3. Thomas Max Safley
    Pages 20-47
  4. Thomas Max Safley
    Pages 48-83
  5. Thomas Max Safley
    Pages 84-115
  6. Thomas Max Safley
    Pages 116-148
  7. Thomas Max Safley
    Pages 149-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 158-226

About this book


This book reconstructs the worldview of a Lutheran merchant from the city of Augsburg in the seventeenth century. Miller's is a singular story. Though he lived through some of the great events of his age, he scarcely mentioned them. Though he was raised in the standard values of his age, he understood and applied them idiosyncratically. This is the story of one man's experience and perception based on his memoir and associated documents. Yet, despite its individual focus, the book explores universal institutions of early modern Europe: patriarchy, hierarchy, honor, community, and confession.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Max Safley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40881-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28789-1
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