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Published: 01 June 2009

328 Pages | 6 Tables, 1 Map

ISBN: 9780199568338

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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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