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Exploring cultural history : essays in honour of Peter Burke

Author: Joan Pau Rubiés; Melissa Calaresu; Filippo de Vivo
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, 2011.
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Considers the rise of cultural history in general, and highlights the particular role played in this rise by Peter Burke, the first Professor of Cultural History of the University of Cambridge and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Peter Burke; Peter Burke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Pau Rubiés; Melissa Calaresu; Filippo de Vivo
ISBN: 9780754667506 0754667502
OCLC Number: 646393748
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction: Peter Burke and the history of cultural history, Melissa Calaresu, Filippo de Vivo and Joan-Pau Rubies; Part I Historical Anthropology: The ecotype, or a modest proposal to reconnect cultural and social history, David Hopkin; Rituals of the Viaticum: dynasty and community in Habsburg Madrid, Maria Jose del RA-o Barredo; Monks of honour: the Knights of Malta and criminal behaviour in early modern Rome, Carmel Cassar; The reception of Spain and its values in Habsburg Naples: a reassessment, Gabriel Guarino. Part II Politics and Communication: Venomous words and political poisons: language(s) of exclusion in early modern France, Silje Normand; War and polemics in early modern Europe, PArtel PiirimAe; Colbert, Louis XIV and the golden notebooks: what a king needs to know, Jacob Soll; Confessional cultures and sacred space: towards a history of political communication in early modern Switzerland, Daniela Hacke. Part III Images: Saints as cultural history, Thomas Worcester; How to look like a Counter-Reformation saint, Helen Hills; Against propaganda: the juxtaposition of images in early modern France. Reflections on the reign of Louis XII (1498-1515), Nicole Hochner; A gymnosophist at Versailles: the geography of knowledge in the iconography of Louis XIV, Nicholas Dew; Elegant Dutch? The reception of Castiglione's Cortegiano in17th-century Netherlands, Herman Roodenburg. Part IV Cultural Encounters: Dancing savages: stereotypes and cultural encounters across the Atlantic in the age of European expansion, Alessandro Arcangeli; Representation in practice: the myth of Venice and the British Protectorate in the Ionian islands (1801-1864), Maria Fusaro; Harping on the past: translating antiquarian learning into popular culture in early 19th-century Ireland, Clare O'Halloran; Peter Burke and Brazil: a mutual discovery, Aungel GurrA-a-Quintana. Epilogue: Afterword: exploring cultural history: a response, Peter Burke; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Pau Rubiés, Melissa Calaresu, and Filippo de Vivo.


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'Clearly, the 'new cultural history' has moved on from its beginnings as a stepchild of the social history of the Sixties and Seventies. This fine volume gives a vivid sense of its present concerns Read more...

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