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Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Filippo de Vivo

Abstract

Today, in an age of spin-doctoring and media power, we take it for granted that information and politics affect each other. This book investigates the political uses of communication in 16th- and 17th-century Venice. Unlike traditional book history, it defines communication broadly, encompassing orality and literacy, manuscript and print: from council debates to written reports, newsletters, rumours, graffiti, and pamphlets. The book combines political and cultural history, urban history, and the history of the book. Chapters 1-3 discuss communication at different levels: the government; the p ... More

Keywords: information and politics, political communication, Venice, history of the book, orality, literacy, manuscript, print, rumours, Venetian Interdict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199227068
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Filippo de Vivo, author
Lecturer in Early Modern European History, Birkbeck College, London

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