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Burke, Peter 1937-

Works: 409 works in 2,741 publications in 12 languages and 47,125 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Pictorial works  Sources  Portraits  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, wpr, Interviewee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, ed
Classifications: DG445, 940.2
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Most widely held works by Peter Burke
Popular culture in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( Book )

144 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,566 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
The New Cambridge modern history by J. O Lindsay( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1 The renaissance 1493-1520 -- V.2 The reformation 1520-1559 -- V.5 The ascendancy of France 1648-88. -- V.7 The old regime 1713-63. -- V.8 The American and French révolution 1763-93 -- V.9 war and peace in an age of Upheaval 1793-1830. -- V.10 The zenith of European power 1830-70. -- V.11 Material progress and world-wide problems 1870-1898. -- V.12 The era of violence 1898-1945
A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs( Book )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 1,934 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
Towards a social history of early modern Dutch by Peter Burke( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Dutch language between 1500 and 1800 from a socio-cultural historian's perspective
The Italian Renaissance : culture and society in Italy by Peter Burke( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this brilliant and widely acclaimed work, Peter Burke presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. He discusses the social and political institutions that existed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and he analyses the ways of thinking and seeing that characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity. Developing a distinctive sociological approach, Peter Burke is concerned not only with the finished works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and others, but also with the social background, patterns of recruitment, and means of subsistence of this 'cultural elite.' He thus makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Italian Renaissance, and to our comprehension of the complex relations between culture and society. Burke has thoroughly revised and updated the text for this new edition, including a new introduction, and the book is richly illustrated throughout. It will have a wide appeal among historians, sociologists, and anyone interested in one of the most creative periods of European history."
New perspectives on historical writing by Peter Burke( Book )

87 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,564 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
The Renaissance by Peter Burke( Book )

97 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study Peter Burke distances himself from the traditional interpretation of the Renaissance as essentially Italian, self-consciously modern and easily separable from the Middle Ages. He emphasises the survival of medieval traditions and the process of the creative adaptation of classical forms and values to their new cultural and social contexts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The story is carried down to the seventeenth century and the diffusion and disintegration of what had once been a coherent movement. Illustrated with black and white plates, this edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent scholarship, has a fully revised bibliography and will provide the student with a stimulating introduction to the subject
History and social theory by Peter Burke( Book )

75 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the use of social theory to historians, and of history to social theorists? In clear and energetic prose, a preeminent cultural historian here offers a far-reaching response to these deceptively simple questions. Peter Burke reviews the emergence of the fields of history and social science and traces their tentative convergence as he reappraises the relations between them. Burke first examines what uses historians have made - or might make - of the models, methods, and concepts of the social sciences, and then analyzes some of the intellectual conflicts that are at the heart of the tension between history and social theory. Throughout, he draws from a broad range of cultures and periods to illustrate how history, in turn, has been used to create and validate social theories. This new edition brings the book up to date with the addition of examples and discussions of new topics such as social capital, globalization, and postcolonialism." -- Publisher's website
Languages and communities in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One major theme of the book is the relation between languages and communities (regions, churches, occupations and genders, as well as nations) and the place of language as a way of identifying others, as well as a symbol of one's own identity. A second, linked theme is that of competition: between Latin and the vernaculars, between different vernaculars, dominant and subordinate, and finally between different varieties of the same vernacular, such as standard languages and dialects."--Jacket
What is cultural history? by Peter Burke( Book )

75 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,255 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 fabrication of Louis XIV by Peter Burke( Book )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,238 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
The French historical revolution : the Annales school, 1929-89 by Peter Burke( Book )

61 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,206 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
Hybrid Renaissance : culture, language, architecture by Peter Burke( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hybrid Renaissance presents the Renaissance in Italy, elsewhere in Europe, and in the world beyond Europe as an example of cultural hybridization. The two key concepts used in this book are 'hybridization' and 'Renaissance.' Roughly speaking, hybridity refers to something new that emerges from the combination of diverse older elements. The term 'hybridization' is preferable to 'hybridity' because it refers to a process rather than to a state, and also because it encourages the writer and the readers alike to think in terms of more or less rather than of presence versus absence. The book begins with a discussion of the concept of cultural hybridity and a cluster of other concepts related to it. Then comes a geography of hybridity, focusing on three locales: courts, major cities (whether ports or capitals) and frontiers. There follow six chapters about the hybrid Renaissance in different fields: architecture, painting and sculpture, languages, literatures, music, philosophy and law and finally religion. The essay concludes with a brief account of attempts to resist hybridization or to purify cultures or domains from what was already hybridized"--Provided by publisher
The book worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850 : connections and comparisons by Joseph Peter McDermott( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different approaches to publishing, printing, and book culture. They discuss the extent of technology transfer and book distribution between the two regions and show how much book historians of East Asia and Europe can learn from one another by raising new questions, exploring remarkable similarities and differences in these regions' production, distribution, and consumption of books. The chapters in turn show different ways of writing transnational comparative history. Whereas recent problems confronting research on European books can instruct researchers on East Asian book production, so can the privileged role of noncommercial publications in the East Asian textual record highlight for historians of the European book the singular contribution of commercial printing and market demands to the making of the European printed record. Likewise, although production growth was accompanied in both regions by a wider distribution of books, woodblock technology's simplicity and mobility allowed for a shift in China of its production and distribution sites farther down the hierarchy of urban sites than was common in Europe. And, the different demands and consumption practices within these two regions' expanding markets led to different genre preferences and uses as well as to the growth of distinctive female readerships. A substantial introduction pulls the work together and the volume ends with an essay that considers how these historical developments shape the present book worlds of Eurasia
Eyewitnessing : the uses of images as historical evidence by Peter Burke( Book )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What place do images hold among other kinds of historical evidence? In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book surveys the opportunities and the challenges of using images to understand other times." "In a thorough and compelling defence of the importance of the visual to history, Burke argues that images should not be considered mere reflections of their time and place, but rather extensions of the social contexts in which they were produced. The author describes and evaluates the methods by which art historians have traditionally analyzed images and finds them insufficient to deal with the complexities of visual imagery." "In developing a richer mode of visual interpretation, Burke devotes much attention to religious icons and narratives as well as to propaganda posters, caricatures and maps. Eyewitnessing, also addresses the economics of images - some, such as films, are commodities in themselves, while others are created to advertise other products. Concentrating on the representation of social groups, the author explores stereotypes as well as notions of foreignness and gender. In this wide-ranging, highly accessible volume, Burke helps us to understand the promise and the pitfalls of using visual evidence in the writing of history."--Jacket
Culture and society in Renaissance Italy, 1420-1540 by Peter Burke( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Social history of language( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and French and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cultural hybridity by Peter Burke( Book )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 761 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
Venice and Amsterdam : a study of seventeenth-century élites by Peter Burke( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and French and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The New Cambridge modern history
The New Cambridge modern historyA social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the InternetTowards a social history of early modern DutchThe Italian Renaissance : culture and society in ItalyNew perspectives on historical writingThe RenaissanceHistory and social theoryLanguages and communities in early modern Europe
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Bèrk, P.

Bèrk, Pìtèr.

Burke P.

Burke, P. 1937-

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Burke, Ulick Peter.

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Peter Burke britischer Historiker

Peter Burke British historian

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Берк Питер

Бэрк П.

Бэрк Пiтэр

Питер Берк

Питър Бърк

פיטר ברק היסטוריון בריטי

برك، بيتر، 1937-

بوركي، بيتر، 1937-

بيتر بورك، 1937-

بيتر بيرك مؤرخ بريطاني

بيرك، بيتر، 1937-

پیتر برک

버크, 울릭 피터 1937-

버크, 피터 1937-

보커, 비더 1937-

バーク, ピーター


ピーター・バーク 1937-

勃克 1937-

彼得, 伯克


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