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Published: 11 October 2007

328 Pages | 6 tables, 1 map


ISBN: 9780199227068

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Information and Communication in Venice

Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Filippo de Vivo

  • A unique investigation of the political uses of different forms of communication - oral, manuscript, and printed - in sixteenth and seventeenth century Venice
  • Makes use of a rich and highly diverse range of sources - from council debates to political 'leaks' and spies' reports, from printed pamphlets to graffiti and rumours
  • Transcends the boundaries of 'political history 'from above' and social history 'from below' to illustrate the political involvent of all Venetian social groups - and how the patriciate could ill afford to ignore the lower social orders
  • Raises wider analytical questions on the nature of the relationship between communication and politics

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