New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place

New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place


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ISBN-13: 9781409429432
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Melissa Calaresu is Lecturer in History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK. Helen Hills is Professor of the History of Art at the University of York, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Between exoticism and marginalization: new approaches to Naples, Melissa Calaresu and Helen Hills. Part I Disaster and Decline: Myths of modernity and the myth of the city: when the historiography of pre-modern Italy goes south, John A. Marino; Through a glass darkly: material holiness and the Treasury Chapel of San Gennaro in Naples, Helen Hills; Contaminating bodies: print and the 1656 plague in Naples, Rose Marie San Juan. Part II Topographies: Topographies of poetry: mapping early modern Naples, Harald Hendrix; The collection and dissemination of Neapolitan music, c.1600-c.1790, Dinko Fabris; Landed identity and the Bourbon Neapolitan state: Claude-Joseph Vernet and the politics of the ‘siti reali', Helena Hammond. Part III Exceptionality: The architecture of knowledge: science, collecting, and display in 18th-century Naples, Paola Bertucci; Collecting Neapolitans: the representation of street life in late 18th-century Naples, Melissa Calaresu; ‘Missed opportunities' in the history of Naples, Anna Maria Rao; Select bibliography; Index.

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