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Burke, Peter 1937-

Works: 366 works in 2,135 publications in 14 languages and 37,400 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Pictorial works  Sources  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, wpr, Creator, Interviewee, ed
Classifications: DG445, 907.2
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Popular culture in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( Book )
109 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,227 libraries worldwide
The author examines the world of popular culture in pre-industrial Europe including the role of minstrels, fools, jugglers, strolling players, and singers of tales. Popular songs, stories, and plays are also discussed
A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs( Book )
57 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
"In this new and revised edition, Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have updated their classic study to cover the media developments of the early twenty-first century. In addition to the historical material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication, the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication, a new chapter on multimedia extends the far-reaching scope of this book. New media technologies are treated in depth throughout the latter sections and the book concludes with an account of the convergences associated with digital communication technology, the rise of the Internet and the phenomenon of globalization." "Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. It will be an ideal text for students in history, media and cultural studies and journalism, but it will also appeal to a wide general readership. It has already been translated into more than ten languages."--Jacket
The Renaissance by Peter Burke( Book )
67 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
In this study Peter Burke distances himself from the traditional interpretation of the Renaissance as essentially Italian, self-consciously modern and easily separable from the Middle Ages. He emphasises the survival of medieval traditions and the process of the creative adaptation of classical forms and values to their new cultural and social contexts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The story is carried down to the seventeenth century and the diffusion and disintegration of what had once been a coherent movement. Illustrated with black and white plates, this new edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent scholarship, has a fully revised bibliography and will provide the student with a stimulating introduction to the subject
New perspectives on historical writing by Peter Burke( Book )
58 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
Since its first publication in 1992, New Perspectives on Historical Writing has become a key reference work used by students and researchers interested in the most important developments in the methodology and practice of history. For this new edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes an entirely new chapter on environmental history. Peter Burke is joined here by a distinguished group of internationally renowned historians, including Robert Darnton, Ivan Gaskell, Richard Grove, Giovanni Levi, Roy Porter, Gwyn Prins, Joan Scott, Jim Sharpe, Richard Tuck, and Henk Wesseling. The contributions examine a wide range of interdisciplinary areas of historical research, including women's history, history "from below," the history of reading, oral history, the history of the body, microhistory, the history of events, the history of images, and political history
The Italian Renaissance : culture and society in Italy by Peter Burke( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,350 libraries worldwide
The Arts: General Issues
The fabrication of Louis XIV by Peter Burke( Book )
40 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Louis XIV was a man like any other, but the money and attention lavished on his public image by the French government transformed him into a godlike figure. In this engrossing book, an internationally respected historian gives an account of contemporary representations of Louis XIV and shows how the making of the royal image illuminates the relationship between art and power. Images of Louis XIV included hundreds of oil paintings and engravings, three hundred-odd medals struck to commemorate the major events of the reign, sculptures and bronzes, as well as plays, ballets (in which the king himself sometimes appeared on stage), operas, odes, sermons, official newspapers and histories, fireworks, fountains and tapestries. Drawing on an analysis of these representations as well as on surviving documentary sources, Peter Burke shows the conscious attempt to 'invent' the image of the king and reveals how the supervision of the royal image was entrusted to a committee, the so-called 'small academy'. This book is not only a fascinating chronological study of the mechanics of the image-making of a king over the course of a seventy-year reign but is also an investigation into the genre of cultural construction. Burke discusses the element of propaganda implicit in image-making, the manipulation of seventeenth-century media of communication, the channels of communication (oral, visual and textual) and their codes (literary and artistic), and the intended audience and its response. He concludes by comparing and contrasting Louis's public image with that of other rulers ranging from Augustus to contemporary American presidents
What is cultural history? by Peter Burke( Book )
59 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Peter Burke provides a global view of cultural history, including material from continental Europe, India, South America and elsewhere, as well as the English-speaking world
Culture and society in Renaissance Italy, 1420-1540 by Peter Burke( Book )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Eyewitnessing : the uses of images as historical evidence by Peter Burke( Book )
45 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
"What place do images hold among other kinds of historical evidence? In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book surveys the opportunities and the challenges of using images to understand other times." "In a thorough and compelling defence of the importance of the visual to history, Burke argues that images should not be considered mere reflections of their time and place, but rather extensions of the social contexts in which they were produced. The author describes and evaluates the methods by which art historians have traditionally analyzed images and finds them insufficient to deal with the complexities of visual imagery." "In developing a richer mode of visual interpretation, Burke devotes much attention to religious icons and narratives as well as to propaganda posters, caricatures and maps. Eyewitnessing, also addresses the economics of images - some, such as films, are commodities in themselves, while others are created to advertise other products. Concentrating on the representation of social groups, the author explores stereotypes as well as notions of foreignness and gender. In this wide-ranging, highly accessible volume, Burke helps us to understand the promise and the pitfalls of using visual evidence in the writing of history."--Jacket
History and social theory by Peter Burke( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
Taking into account new developments since this book was first published, 'History and Social Theory' discusses topics including globalization, postcolonialism and social capital
A social history of knowledge : from Gutenberg to Diderot, based on the first series of Vonhoff Lectures given at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) by Peter Burke( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 libraries worldwide
"In this book Peter Burke adopts a socio-cultural approach to examine the changes in the organisation of knowledge in Europe from the invention of printing to the publication of the French Encyclopedie. The book opens with an assessment of different sociologies of knowledge from Mannheim to Foucault and beyond, and goes on to discuss intellectuals as a social group and the social institutions (especially universities and academies) which encouraged or discouraged intellectual innovation. Then, in a series of separate chapters, Burke explores the geography, anthropology, politics and economics of knowledge, focusing on the role of cities, academies, states and markets in the process of gathering, classifying, spreading and sometimes concealing information. The final chapters deal with knowledge from the point of view of the individual reader, listener, viewer or consumer, including the problem of the reliability of knowledge discussed so vigorously in the seventeenth century. One of the most original features of this book is its discussion of knowledges in the plural. It centres on printed knowledge, especially academic knowledge, but it treats the history of the knowledge 'explosion' which followed the invention of printing and the discovery of the world beyond Europe as a process of exchange or negotiation between different knowledges, such as male and female, theoretical and practical, high-status and low-status, and European and non-European. Although written primarily as a contribution to social or socio-cultural history, this book will also be of interest to historians of science, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and others in another age of information explosion."--Jacket
The French historical revolution : the Annales school, 1929-89 by Peter Burke( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 853 libraries worldwide
A remarkable amount of the most innovative, significant, and lasting historical writing of the twentieth century has been produced in France, much of it the work of a group of historians associated with the journal Annales. Founded in 1929, Annales promoted a new kind of history based on three central aims: to substitute a problem-orientated analytical history for a traditional narrative of events; to embrace the history of the whole range of human activities rather than concentrate on political history; and, in order to achieve the first two aims, to collaborate fully with other disciplines - notably geography, sociology, psychology, economics, linguistics, and anthropology. The critical history describes, analyzes, and evaluates the achievements of the Annales school, combining chronological and thematic approaches. The author distinguishes three generations in the history of the Annales movement. In the first phase, from the 1920's to 1945, the movement was small, radical, and subverse, fighting a guerrilla action against traditional political history and the history of events. Its leaders, and the founders of Annales, were Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch. After the Second World War, the movement's rebels took over the historical establishment. During this second phase, which lasted until about 1968, the movement was most nearly a school, with distinctive concepts and methods, and was presided over by the towering figure of Fernand Braudel. The third phase of the movement, which continues today, is marked by fragmentation. Its influence in France had become so great that it lost much of its distinctiveness, and no strong figures appeared to give the movement the inspiration and direction that Febvre, Bloch, and Braudel had provided. Some members of the group even returned to political history and to the narrative of events. The cycle was complete - the rebels became the establishment and were in turn rebelled against
The European Renaissance : centres and peripheries by Peter Burke( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 831 libraries worldwide
Providing an account of the geography, chronology and sociology of one of the major cultural movements in European history, this text focuses on the late Renaissance, when the new cultural forms and ideas reached the Celtic, Scandinavian & Slav areas
The Social history of language ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and French and held by 826 libraries worldwide
Economy and society in early modern Europe; essays from Annales by Peter Burke( Book )
35 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 742 libraries worldwide
In 1929 two French historians, Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch, founded Annales, a historical journal which rapidly became one of the most influential in the world. They believed that economic history, social history and the history of ideas were as important as political history, and that historians should not be narrow specialists but should learn from their colleagues in the social sciences. Two of the most distinguished French members of the Annales school are represented in this volume - Fernand Braudel and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie - the core of which is the debate on the Price Revolution of
Venice and Amsterdam : a study of seventeenth-century élites by Peter Burke( Book )
27 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 737 libraries worldwide
The Renaissance sense of the past by Peter Burke( Book )
27 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Montaigne by Peter Burke( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Beknopte beschouwingen over verschillende aspecten in het werk van de Franse filosoof (1538-1592) en diens betekenis voor de huidige wijsbegeerte
Varieties of cultural history by Peter Burke( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
The aim of this book is both to illustrate and to discuss some of the main varieties of cultural history which have emerged since the questioning of what might be called its ""classic"" form, exemplified in the work of Jacob Burckhardt and Johan Huizinga. Among the themes of individual chapters are the history of popular culture, the history of Carnival, the history of mentalities, the history of gestures, the history of jokes, and even the history of dreams. The emphasis of both the introduction and the case-studies which follow is on the variety of forms taken by cultural history tod
Cultural hybridity by Peter Burke( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 551 libraries worldwide
"The period in which we live is marked by increasingly frequent and intense cultural encounters of all kinds. However we react to it, the global trend towards mixing or hybridization is impossible to miss, from curry and chips --recently voted the favourite dish in Britain-- to Thai saunas, Zen Judaism, Nigerian Kung Fu, 'Bollywood' films or salsa or reggae music. Some people celebrate these phenomena, whilst others fear or condemn them. No wonder, then, that theorists such as Homi Bhabha, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, and Ien Ang, have engaged with hybridity in their work and sought to untangle these complex events and reactions; or that a variety of disciplines now devote increasing attention to the works of these theorists and to the processes of cultural encounter, contact, interaction, exchange and hybridization. In this concise book, leading historian Peter Burke considers these fascinating and contested phenomena, ranging over theories, practices, processes and events in a manner that is as wide-ranging and vibrant as the topic at hand"--Back cover
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Bèrk, P.
Bèrk, Pìtèr.
Burke, P.
Burke, P. 1937-
Burke, Peter 1937-
Burke Peter Ulick 1937-....
Burke, Ulick Peter.
Burke, Ulick Peter‏ 1937-
Peter Burke britischer Historiker
Peter Burke Brits hoogleraar
Peter Burke historien britannique
Peter Burke storico britannico
Питер Берк
Питър Бърк
بوركي، بيتر، 1937-
بيتر بورك، 1937-
بيرك، بيتر، 1937-
پیتر برک
버크, 피터 1937-
バ-ク, ピ-タ- 1937-
バーク, ピーター
ピーター・バーク 1937-
勃克 1937-
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