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Language and statecraft in early modern Venice

Author: Elizabeth Horodowich
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although historians typically describe the state as emerging through a wide variety of processes and structures such as armies, bureaucracies, and administrative organizations, this book demonstrates that a crucial but unrecognized component of statebuilding was the management of public speech: controlling foul language. Ideas about language were deeply embedded in Venetian political culture. Instead of studying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Horodowich
ISBN: 9780521894968 0521894964
OCLC Number: 191882172
Description: xi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Defining the art of conversation --
Regulating blasphemy --
Insults --
Conversation and exchange : networks of gossip --
The language of courtesans.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Horodowich.
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