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Burke, Peter 1937-

Works: 71 works in 704 publications in 9 languages and 12,883 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, ed, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: DG445, 945.05
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Most widely held works about Peter Burke
Most widely held works by Peter Burke
The Italian Renaissance : culture and society in Italy by Peter Burke( Book )

80 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,965 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
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 )

65 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,097 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 )

65 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,094 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
Culture and society in Renaissance Italy, 1420-1540 by Peter Burke( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Social history of language( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of cultural history by Peter Burke( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 704 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 historical anthropology of early modern Italy : essays on perception and communication by Peter Burke( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of conversation by Peter Burke( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En sproghistorisk undersøgelse af kunsten at tale sammen
Cultural hybridity by Peter Burke( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 570 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"--Back cover
The fortunes of the Courtier : the European reception of Castiglione's Cortegiano by Peter Burke( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and German and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to understand the different readings of Castiglione's <i> Cortegiano <d> or <i> Book of the Courtier <d> from the Renaissance to the twentieth century
Languages and communities in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 500 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
Language, self, and society : a social history of language by Peter Burke( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of knowledge by Peter Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is divided into 3 parts. The first argues that activities which appear to be timeless - gathering knowledge, analysing, disseminating and employing it - are in fact time-bound and take different forms in different periods and places. The second part tries to counter the tendency to write a triumphalist history of the 'growth' of knowledge by discussing losses of knowledge and the price of specialization. The third part offers geographical, sociological and chronological overviews, contrasting the experience of centres and peripheries and arguing that each of the main trends of the period - professionalization, secularization, nationalization, democratization, etc, coexisted and interacted with its opposite."--Publisher
Cultural translation in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the practice of translation as part of cultural history ... This book seeks to achieve an understanding of the contribution of translation to the spread of information in early modern Europe. It focuses on non-fiction: the translation of books on religion, history, politics and especially on science"--From publisher description
Civil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Keith Thomas is one of the most innovative and influential of English historians, and a scholar of unusual range. These essays, presented to him on his retirement as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, concentrate on one of the broad themes illuminated by his work - changing notions of civility in the past. From the sixteenth century onwards, civility was a term applied to modes of behaviour as well as to cultural and civic attributes. Its influence extended from styles of language and sexual mores to funeral ceremonies and commercial morality. It was used to distinguish the civil from the barbarous and the English from the Irish and Welsh, and to banish superstition and justify imperialism. The contributors - distinguished historians who have been Keith Thomas's pupils - illustrate the many implications of civility in the early modern period and its shifts of meaning down to the twentieth century. -- Publisher's website
Languages and jargons : contributions to a social history of language( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and innovation in Renaissance Italy : a sociological approach by Peter Burke( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring cultural history : essays in honour of Peter Burke( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on a heritage : papers on the work and legacy of Sir Ernst Gombrich by Peter Burke( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That Ernst Gombrich was one of the most important art historians of the 20th century would seem to go without saying. And so one might expect him to feature prominently in the numerous surveys, guides and introductions to the history and methods of art history produced during the past two decades. Precisely the opposite, however, is the case. One reason for this certainly was that Gombrich was an avowed enemy of &#x91;big ideas&#x92;, interested not in generalizations but in the specifics of individual cases. Avoiding jargon or rhetoric, standing for &#x91;common sense&#x92;, he always argued from clear premises, and his thought was also very wide-ranging. He never &#x91;owned&#x92; a subject, remarking &#x93;It cannot be too often repeated that the best tribute one can pay a scholar is to take him seriously and constantly to reappraise his lines of argument&#x94;.0The importance of Gombrich&#x92;s work on the history of taste has yet to be fully recognized, and when it comes to the application of developments in psychology to the visual arts he has remained largely, among art historians, on his own. These essays assess the nature of his empiricism, the degree to which his ideas have been adopted, overturned or developed, and his contribution to the dialogue of art and perception
Cultura e società nell'Italia del Rinascimento by Peter Burke( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A 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?The Social history of languageVarieties of cultural historyThe historical anthropology of early modern Italy : essays on perception and communicationThe art of conversationCultural hybridityThe fortunes of the Courtier : the European reception of Castiglione's Cortegiano