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Venice and Amsterdam free pdf This volume is a work of comparative history which examines the elites or ruling groups of two major cities in early modern Europe. By describing these elites and their similarities and differences, Burke is able to illuminate the societies which gave rise to them and to analyze some of the broader changes which were taking place in the course of the 17th century. Focusing on the lives of 563 individuals - the "procuratori di San Marco" in Venice and the aldermen and burgomasters of Amsterdam - Burke examines the ways in which the elites recruited themselves, their wealth and their power- he describes their life-styles, their attitudes and values, and their tastes in the arts- and he analyzes their training from childhood via school, and possibly university, to their political apprenticeship. The lives of these elite individuals are related to changes which were taking place in Venice and Amsterdam and in the wider societies of which these cities were part. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition.

About Peter Burke

Peter Burke is Reader in Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College, at the University of Cambridge. A sucessful author, his pblished works include "The Art of Conversation" (Polity, 1993), and "The Italian Renaissance" (Polity, 1987).

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Author : Peter Burke
Publisher : Polity Press
Data Published : 27 August 1994
ISBN : 0745613241
EAN : 9780745613246
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 206 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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