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|Description:||xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||God's will : judgement, providence, and the prayers of the poor --
Oeconomical duties : patriarchy, paternalism, and petitioning --
Communal bonds : solidarity, alterity, and collective action.
|Series Title:||Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history, v. 13.|
A valuable discussion of the persistence of moralized conceptions of material life in an era more celebrated for the contribution of a minority of intellectuals. Waddell's book is richly researched.