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The Gift in Sixteenth-Century France

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
Series: The Curti lectures; The Menahem Stern Jerusalem lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this gem of a book, Natalie Zemon Davis explores the role of gifts in Renaissance France. From the King's bounty to the beggar's alms, from the lavish feasting and display of civic dignitaries to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Zemon Davis
ISBN: 0199242887 9780199242887
OCLC Number: 1231735790
Notes: Omhandler tidsrum: 1500-tallet
Description: 298
Contents: The spirit of gifts --
Gift practices and public times --
Gift practices and social meanings --
Gifts and sales --
Gifts gone wrong --
Gifts, bribes, and kings --
Gifts and the gods
Series Title: The Curti lectures; The Menahem Stern Jerusalem lectures
Other Titles: The gift in 16th-century France


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her genius for detail makes its pages sing * Susannah Herbert, The Sunday Telegraph, Nov 19 2000 * After reading Natalie Davis' "The Gift" we cannot speak of the economy of early modern Europe in the Read more...

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