Becoming Bourgeois

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Lisa Jardine describes how an early-16th-century family progressed from being illiterate goatherds to doctors treating princes within two generations.

The story of the Platters of SWITZERLAND illustrates the case for regarding the 16th century as marking the start of the modern world, even though heretics were still being burnt alive and the plague was ravaging Europe.

With historians Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and Natalie Zemon Davis.

SP20000715

Lisa Jardine describes how an early-16th-century family progressed from being illiterate goatherds to doctors treating princes within two generations.

The story of the Platters of SWITZERLAND illustrates the case for regarding the 16th century as marking the start of the modern world, even though heretics were still being burnt alive and the plague was ravaging Europe.

With historians Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and Natalie Zemon Davis.