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Author Testa, Simone, author

Title Italian academies and their networks, 1525-1700 : from local to global / Simone Testa
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages)
Series Italian and Italian American studies
Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents 1. Representing Italian Academies (1569-2006) -- 2. Politics, Geography, and Diplomacy in Venetian Academies -- 3. Italian Academies and their Facebooks -- 4. The Italian Academic Movement and the Republic of Letters : Paths of Intellectual Networks -- Conclusion: The Italian Academies Database and Social Network Analysis
Summary "One of the most important and influential social and intellectual phenomena of the early modern period, Italian academies have traditionally been studied individually or in the context of specific cities, and then mostly in the Italian language. While this approach has resulted in a wealth of information on single institutions and figures, the absence of a critical reading of the broader phenomenon remains an important lacuna in the scholarship on Italian culture and the early modern period in Europe. Cutting across various disciplines from history of the book to literary criticism to intellectual history, this far-reaching volume traces the network of early modern Italian Academies and explains how they served as the basis for later intellectual networks such as the European 'Republique des lettres'"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-271) and index
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Subject Intellectuals -- Social networks -- Italy -- History.
Knowledge, Sociology of -- History.
Learned institutions and societies -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Learned institutions and societies -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Scholars -- Social networks -- Italy -- History.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Italy -- Relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137438428 (electronic bk.)
9781137438423 (electronic bk.)