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Burke, Peter 1937-

Works: 222 works in 1,362 publications in 11 languages and 33,389 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Pictorial works  Sources  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor, ed, Other
Classifications: D13, 907.2
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Most widely held works by Peter Burke
Popular culture in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( Book )

110 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the world of popular culture in pre-industrial Europe including the role of minstrels, fools, jugglers, strolling players, and singers of tales. Popular songs, stories, and plays are also discussed
A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new and revised edition, Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have updated their classic study to cover the media developments of the early twenty-first century. In addition to the historical material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication, the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication, a new chapter on multimedia extends the far-reaching scope of this book. New media technologies are treated in depth throughout the latter sections and the book concludes with an account of the convergences associated with digital communication technology, the rise of the Internet and the phenomenon of globalization." "Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. It will be an ideal text for students in history, media and cultural studies and journalism, but it will also appeal to a wide general readership. It has already been translated into more than ten languages."--Jacket
The Italian Renaissance : culture and society in Italy by Peter Burke( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. It discusses the social and political institutions which existed in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries and analyses ways of thinking and seeing in this period
The fabrication of Louis XIV by Peter Burke( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis XIV was a man like any other, but the money and attention lavished on his public image by the French government transformed him into a godlike figure. In this engrossing book, an internationally respected historian gives an account of contemporary representations of Louis XIV and shows how the making of the royal image illuminates the relationship between art and power. Images of Louis XIV included hundreds of oil paintings and engravings, three hundred-odd medals struck to commemorate the major events of the reign, sculptures and bronzes, as well as plays, ballets (in which the king himself sometimes appeared on stage), operas, odes, sermons, official newspapers and histories, fireworks, fountains and tapestries. Drawing on an analysis of these representations as well as on surviving documentary sources, Peter Burke shows the conscious attempt to 'invent' the image of the king and reveals how the supervision of the royal image was entrusted to a committee, the so-called 'small academy'. This book is not only a fascinating chronological study of the mechanics of the image-making of a king over the course of a seventy-year reign but is also an investigation into the genre of cultural construction. Burke discusses the element of propaganda implicit in image-making, the manipulation of seventeenth-century media of communication, the channels of communication (oral, visual and textual) and their codes (literary and artistic), and the intended audience and its response. He concludes by comparing and contrasting Louis's public image with that of other rulers ranging from Augustus to contemporary American presidents
Culture and society in Renaissance Italy, 1420-1540 by Peter Burke( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and social theory by Peter Burke( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking into account new developments since this book was first published, 'History and Social Theory' discusses topics including globalization, postcolonialism and social capital
The French historical revolution : the Annales school, 1929-89 by Peter Burke( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkable amount of the most innovative, significant, and lasting historical writing of the twentieth century has been produced in France, much of it the work of a group of historians associated with the journal Annales. Founded in 1929, Annales promoted a new kind of history based on three central aims: to substitute a problem-orientated analytical history for a traditional narrative of events; to embrace the history of the whole range of human activities rather than concentrate on political history; and, in order to achieve the first two aims, to collaborate fully with other disciplines - notably geography, sociology, psychology, economics, linguistics, and anthropology. The critical history describes, analyzes, and evaluates the achievements of the Annales school, combining chronological and thematic approaches. The author distinguishes three generations in the history of the Annales movement. In the first phase, from the 1920's to 1945, the movement was small, radical, and subverse, fighting a guerrilla action against traditional political history and the history of events. Its leaders, and the founders of Annales, were Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch. After the Second World War, the movement's rebels took over the historical establishment. During this second phase, which lasted until about 1968, the movement was most nearly a school, with distinctive concepts and methods, and was presided over by the towering figure of Fernand Braudel. The third phase of the movement, which continues today, is marked by fragmentation. Its influence in France had become so great that it lost much of its distinctiveness, and no strong figures appeared to give the movement the inspiration and direction that Febvre, Bloch, and Braudel had provided. Some members of the group even returned to political history and to the narrative of events. The cycle was complete - the rebels became the establishment and were in turn rebelled against
New perspectives on historical writing by Peter Burke( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication in 1992, New Perspectives on Historical Writing has become a key reference work used by students and researchers interested in the most important developments in the methodology and practice of history. For this new edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes an entirely new chapter on environmental history. Peter Burke is joined here by a distinguished group of internationally renowned historians, including Robert Darnton, Ivan Gaskell, Richard Grove, Giovanni Levi, Roy Porter, Gwyn Prins, Joan Scott, Jim Sharpe, Richard Tuck, and Henk Wesseling. The contributions examine a wide range of interdisciplinary areas of historical research, including women's history, history "from below," the history of reading, oral history, the history of the body, microhistory, the history of events, the history of images, and political history
A social history of knowledge : from Gutenberg to Diderot, based on the first series of Vonhoff Lectures given at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) by Peter Burke( Book )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Peter Burke adopts a socio-cultural approach to examine the changes in the organisation of knowledge in Europe from the invention of printing to the publication of the French Encyclopedie. The book opens with an assessment of different sociologies of knowledge from Mannheim to Foucault and beyond, and goes on to discuss intellectuals as a social group and the social institutions (especially universities and academies) which encouraged or discouraged intellectual innovation. Then, in a series of separate chapters, Burke explores the geography, anthropology, politics and economics of knowledge, focusing on the role of cities, academies, states and markets in the process of gathering, classifying, spreading and sometimes concealing information
What is cultural history? by Peter Burke( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Burke provides a global view of cultural history, including material from continental Europe, India, South America and elsewhere, as well as the English-speaking world
The Social history of language( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and French and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyewitnessing : the uses of images as historical evidence by Peter Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium and looking at the pragmatic uses of images, Peter Burke sheds light on the assumption that these practical uses are 'reflections' of specific historical meanings and influences
Venice and Amsterdam : a study of seventeenth-century élites by Peter Burke( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economy and society in early modern Europe; essays from Annales by Peter Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929 two French historians, Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch, founded Annales, a historical journal which rapidly became one of the most influential in the world. They believed that economic history, social history and the history of ideas were as important as political history, and that historians should not be narrow specialists but should learn from their colleagues in the social sciences. Two of the most distinguished French members of the Annales school are represented in this volume - Fernand Braudel and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie - the core of which is the debate on the Price Revolution of
Sociology and history by Peter Burke( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of cultural history by Peter Burke( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is both to illustrate and to discuss some of the main varieties of cultural history which have emerged since the questioning of what might be called its ""classic"" form, exemplified in the work of Jacob Burckhardt and Johan Huizinga. Among the themes of individual chapters are the history of popular culture, the history of Carnival, the history of mentalities, the history of gestures, the history of jokes, and even the history of dreams. The emphasis of both the introduction and the case-studies which follow is on the variety of forms taken by cultural history tod
The Renaissance sense of the past by Peter Burke( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural hybridity by Peter Burke( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The period in which we live is marked by increasingly frequent and intense cultural encounters of all kinds. However we react to it, the global trend towards mixing or hybridization is impossible to miss, from curry and chips -- recently voted the favourite dish in Britain -- to Thai saunas, Zen Judaism, Nigerian Kung Fu, 'Bollywood' films or salsa or reggae music. Some people celebrate these phenomena, whilst others fear or condemn them. No wonder, then, that theorists such as Homi Bhabha, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, and Ien Ang, have engaged with hybridity in their work and sought to untangle these complex events and reactions; or that a variety of disciplines now devote increasing attention to the works of these theorists and to the processes of cultural encounter, contact, interaction, exchange and hybridization. In this concise book, leading historian Peter Burke considers these fascinating and contested phenomena, ranging over theories, practices, processes and events in a manner that is as wide-ranging and vibrant as the topic at hand"--Provided by publisher
Exploring cultural history : essays in honour of Peter Burke by Melissa Calaresu( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a social history of early modern Dutch by Peter Burke( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned scholar approaches the history of the Dutch language between 1500 and 1800 from a socio-cultural historian's perspective. He investigates the changing relationship between the vernacular and Latin; the incorporation (or invasion) of new words from other languages; and the movements towards standardization and purification, discussing these trends from a comparative, pan-European point of view
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The fabrication of Louis XIV
Alternative Names
Bèrk, P.

Bèrk, Pìtèr.

Burke, P.

Burke, P. 1937-

Burke, Peter 1937-

Burke Peter Ulick 1937-....

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Burke, Ulick Peter 1937-

Peter Burke britischer Historiker

Peter Burke Brits hoogleraar

Peter Burke historien britannique

Peter Burke storico britannico

Питер Берк

Питър Бърк

بوركي، بيتر، 1937-

بيتر بورك، 1937-

بيرك، بيتر، 1937-

پیتر برک

バーク, ピーター


ピーター・バーク 1937-

勃克 1937-

彼得, 伯克


A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the InternetThe Italian Renaissance : culture and society in ItalyThe fabrication of Louis XIVHistory and social theoryThe French historical revolution : the Annales school, 1929-89New perspectives on historical writingA social history of knowledge : from Gutenberg to Diderot, based on the first series of Vonhoff Lectures given at the University of Groningen (Netherlands)What is cultural history?