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Baroque Personae

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ISBN-10: 0226856372

ISBN-13: 9780226856377

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rosario Villari, Lydia G. Cochrane

List price: $34.00
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Description:

The Baroque, which stretched from the end of the sixteenth to the second half of the seventeenth century, is one of the most enigmatic eras in history. In this book, thirteen distinguished scholars develop a portrait of institutions, ideologies, intellectual themes, and social structures as they are reflected in Baroque personae, or characteristic social roles. Studying the statesman, soldier, financier, secretary, rebel, preacher, missionary, nun, witch, scientist, artist, and bourgeois, the essays depart dramatically from traditional accounts of this era. The statesman, for example, is seen here as the exact opposite of a benevolent man working for the common good; and the soldier is depicted as part of an institution that could be savage and destructive but that also, by the end of the Baroque age, helped shape a more rational relationship with the military and civil society. The contributors are Rosario Villari, Henry Kamen, Geoffrey Parker, Daniel Dessert, Salvatore S. Nigro, Manuel Morán, José Andrés-Gallego, Adriano Prosperi, Mario Rosa, Brian P. Levack, Paolo Rossi, Giovanni Careri, and James S. Amelang.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
The Statesman
The Soldier
The Financier
The Secretary
The Rebel
The Preacher
The Missionary
The Nun
The Witch
The Scientist
The Artist
The Bourgeois
Index