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- DescriptionThis book looks at petitions over the last five centuries to reconstruct the lives and opinions of 'humble' petitioners. Since Pharaonic times, governments have allowed their subjects to voice opinions in the form of petitions, which have demanded a favour or the redressment of an injustice. To be effective, a petition had to mention the request, usually a motivation and always the name or names of the petitioners. As a result, grievances of ordinary people which were t written down anywhere else are w stored safely in the archives of the authorities to which the petitions were addressed. The petitions considered in this book, which come from all over the globe, offer rich and valuable sources for social historians.
- Author BiographyLex Heerma van Voss (d.o.b.7 June 1955) studied Social and Economic History in Utrecht and Paris. He wrote his dissertation on the introduction of the Eight Hour working day in the Netherlands and published on the social history of the Netherlands in the Modern period and the North Sea area in the Early Modern period. He organised the European Social Science History Conference and co-edited volumes on Dock Workers, North Sea Culture, Industrial Conflict, Working-Class and Popular Culture, Generations, the Social History of Clothing, the Trade in Textiles and West-European Labour Historiography. Besides being a research fellow at the International Institute of Social History, he is Professor of Social and Economic History at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Utrecht University and associate director of the Netherlands Economic History Archive.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication07/01/2002
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleInternational Review of Social History Supplements
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo.9
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note8 b/w illus. 5 tables
- Weight360 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byProf Dr. Lex Heerma van Voss
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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