New Approaches to Naples C.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place

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Early modern Naples has been characterized as a marginal, wild and exotic place on the fringes of the European world, and as such an appropriate target of attempts, by Catholic missionaries and others, to 'civilize' the city. Historiographically bypassed in favour of Venice, Florence and Rome, Naples is frequently seen as emblematic of the cultural and political decline in the Italian peninsula and as epitomizing the problems of southern Italy. Yet, as this volume makes plain, such views blind us to some of its most ...

New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place 2013, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409429432