Liquid Assets, Dangerous Gifts

"A fascinating study of the movements and ambivalent meanings of gifts in the political culture of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century. . . . Valentin Groebner's book . . . provides us with a new way of understanding the meanings and uses of 'corruption.'"—Natalie Zemon Davis, Sixteenth Century Journal

Liquid Assets, Dangerous Gifts
Presents and Politics at the End of the Middle Ages

Valentin Groebner. Pamela E. Selwyn, Translator

2002 | 256 pages | Cloth $65.00
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Speaking of Gifts

1. Liquids and Pronouncements
2. Offices
3. Manners of Speaking
4. Pensions
5. Pensions in Basel, 1501-1522
6. Instruments

Appendix
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments