Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics (Paperback)Filippo de Vivo (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 18 mm
A very original and significant contribution, both for its methodology and for its uses of sources. Information and Communication in Venice is an example of first class scholarship, based on an impressive series of arguments, written in a vivid, compelling style. I would strongly recommend this book to anybody interested in political history; in cultural and intellectual history; in the history of communication; in early modern European history as well as, of course, in the history of Venice. * Professor Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA *
An impressive first book, based on a formidable range of sources. De Vivo's perceptive comments on the management of communication should be read by all historians of early modern Europe and by scholars in media studies as well. * Professor Peter Burke, University of Cambridge *
...de Vivo's monograph [is] a tour de force. No study better lays bare how the Venetian government really worked... * Liz Horodowich, Reviews in History *
...a major contribution to the history of early modern Venice and also to the history of information and propaganda. Besides being original in its ideas and firmly based on the sources, the book is remarkable for something much rarer in historical monographs: its penetrating political insights. Indeed, the claim made in the book's subtitle is truly justified. * Board of the Leverhulme Prize 2008 *
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