Trust and Deception in the Life of Early Modern Bureaucracy (Analysis of Samuel Pepys' Diary)
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Trust and Deception in the Life of Early Modern Bureaucracy (Analysis of Samuel Pepys' Diary)
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S207987840002405-4-1
DOI
10.18254/S0002405-4-1
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Article
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Published
Authors
Anna Stogova 
Occupation: Senior Research Fellow; Associate Professor
Affiliation:
Institute of World History RAS
Russian State University for the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract
The article is focused on the problem of shaping of early Modern bureaucracy and clerk as a new social actor incurring the transformations of models of mutual relationships between bureaucrats of different ranks or government and society. The article presents an analysis of the famous English 17th century diary of Samuel Pepys, the clerk of acts to the Navy Board. The examination leads to the conclusion that Pepys having become a clerk used familiar patron/client patterns in new relationships. Such a model of behavior provoked several problems as well as misunderstandings and disappointments which caused the feeling of been cheated and betrayed on the one hand and forced him to invoke tricks and lies on the other. The sense and practices of deception can be thus considered as adjustment mechanisms associated with the genesis of modern idea of bureaucracy.
Keywords
deception, bureaucrat, power, diary, Samuel Pepys
Received
07.08.2018
Publication date
31.10.2018
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