Early Modern Debts: Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 21-22 September 2017
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Historians, philosophers, economists, scholars of art, literature and theatre have begun to attend more closely to the role of debt in early modern culture. It has become clear that private debt, nebulously conceived as credit, was involved in the production and reproduction of social relations, political ideology, even subjectivity. The history of debt has become an object of serious interdisciplinary interest, but the question of how apparently distinct forms of debt co-developed is often suspended.