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Burke, Peter

Works: 5 works in 129 publications in 7 languages and 1,564 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DG445, 945.05
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Most widely held works by Peter Burke
The Italian Renaissance : culture and society in Italy by Peter Burke( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this newly revised edition of his 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 analyzes the ways of thinking and seeing that characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity. Developing a distinctive approach, the author 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 both to our understanding of the Italian Renaissance and to our comprehension of the complex relations between culture and society."--Back cover
Eyewitnessing : the uses of images as historical evidence by Peter Burke( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 251 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
Sociology and history by Peter Burke( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural translation in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: " ... this is a useful, broad-ranging and illuminating book, one that will be of use to this expanding and important field." Michael Saenger, Southwestern University, Comitatus " ... it is a pleasure to encounter a group of essays that immerses the reader in scholarship on so many different languages."--Jennifer Spinks, H-German
Junaci, nitkovi i lude : narodna kultura predindustrijske Evrope by Peter Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Croatian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.38 for Eyewitness ... to 0.82 for Junaci, ni ...)

The Italian Renaissance : culture and society in Italy
Eyewitnessing : the uses of images as historical evidenceCultural translation in early modern Europe