Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy by Peter Burke
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Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy
By Peter Burke

The Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy

Essays on Perception and Communication

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Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy by Peter Burke

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Based on archival material from the cities of Genoa, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples, as well as on published sources, such as travel journals, and artistic representations, this volume presents an original view of the culture of early modern Italy. The book addresses particular themes - specifically those of perception and communication - as well as serving to exemplify modes of analysis in the currently developing field of historical anthropology. In the first part of the book, Peter Burke examines the stereotyped ways in which contemporaries perceived social groups such as saints, beggars, and working women, and shows how these stereotypes were used, consciously and unconsciously, both by the authorities and by ordinary people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521320412
ISBN-10: 0521320410
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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