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Word of mouth : Fama and its personifications in art and literature from ancient Rome to the middle ages

Author: Gianni Guastella
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Word of Mouth offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the evolving personifications of the ancient concept of fama in ancient and medieval literature and in European figurative art between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Guastella
ISBN: 0191036293 9780191036293 9780191090325 0191090328 9780191792021 0191792020
OCLC Number: 968920452
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: 4.1.2. General Characteristics of the Phenomenona. Primarily oral/aural circulation of information; b. Circuit of information organized in the form of a private, open-ended network; c. Informality of communication; d. Impersonality of communication, uncertain identity of the interlocutors; e. Impossibility or irrelevance of ascertaining the sources; f. Volatility of the information; g. Strong relational function of gossip; h. Gossip as marginal communication; i. `Poor ́contents and use of maliciousness; j. Presumed association with gender; 4.1.3. The Space of Reputation.
Responsibility: Gianni Guastella.

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Word of Mouth offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the evolving personifications of the ancient concept of fama in ancient and medieval literature and in European figurative art between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries.

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