Over the past 30 years, cultural history has moved from the periphery to the centre of historical studies, profoundly influencing the way we look at and analyze all aspects of the past. In this volume, a distinguished group of international historians has come together to consider the rise of cultural history in general, and to highlight the particular role played in this rise by Peter Burke, the first professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and one of the most prolific and influential authors in the field.
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About the Author
Joan-Pau Rubiés is Reader in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Filippo de Vivo is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Melissa Calaresu is the McKendrick Lecturer in History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Peter Burke and the history of cultural history, Melissa Calaresu, Filippo de Vivo and Joan-Pau Rubiés; Part I Historical Anthropology: The ecotype, or a modest proposal to reconnect cultural and social history, David Hopkin; Rituals of the Viaticum: dynasty and community in Habsburg Madrid, Maria José del Río Barredo; Monks of honour: the Knights of Malta and criminal behaviour in early modern Rome, Carmel Cassar; The reception of Spain and its values in Habsburg Naples: a reassessment, Gabriel Guarino. Part II Politics and Communication: Venomous words and political poisons: language(s) of exclusion in early modern France, Silje Normand; War and polemics in early modern Europe, Pärtel Piirimäe; Colbert, Louis XIV and the golden notebooks: what a king needs to know, Jacob Soll; Confessional cultures and sacred space: towards a history of political communication in early modern Switzerland, Daniela Hacke. Part III Images: Saints as cultural history, Thomas Worcester; How to look like a Counter-Reformation saint, Helen Hills; Against propaganda: the juxtaposition of images in early modern France. Reflections on the reign of Louis XII (1498-1515), Nicole Hochner; A gymnosophist at Versailles: the geography of knowledge in the iconography of Louis XIV, Nicholas Dew; Elegant Dutch? The reception of Castiglione’s Cortegiano in17th-century Netherlands, Herman Roodenburg. Part IV Cultural Encounters: Dancing savages: stereotypes and cultural encounters across the Atlantic in the age of European expansion, Alessandro Arcangeli; Representation in practice: the myth of Venice and the British Protectorate in the Ionian islands (1801-1864), Maria Fusaro; Harping on the past: translating antiquarian learning into popular culture in early 19th-century Ireland, Clare O'Halloran; Peter Burke and Brazil: a mutual discovery, Ángel Gurría-Quintana. Epilogue: Afterword: exploring cultural history: a response, Peter Burke; Index.