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288 pages
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (May 2000)
ISBN-13 9780859895781
ISBN-10 0859895785
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Cultural Studies
Early Modern Studies
Mediterranean Urban Culture, 1400-1700
edited by Alexander Cowan and contributions by Federica Ambrosini, Nicholas Davidson, James S. Amelang, Benjamin Arbel, Donatella Calabi, Alexander Cowan, John Edwards, Ruth Gertwagen, Alan Harvey, Tom Nichols, Eleni Sakellariou and Joseph Wheeler
Was there a distinctive Mediterranean urban culture in the early modern period? In this collection, a team of international scholars from a wide range of disciplines use a variety of approaches - literary, show more
   about the author

Alexander Cowan is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northumbria, and a member of the University's research group for European Urban Culture. He has written extensively on Venetian social show more
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Part 1 Neighbours and neighbourhoods: the myth of the Mediterranean city - perceptions of sociability, James Amelang; neighbourhoods and local loyalties in Renaissance Venice, Joseph Wheeler.

Part 2 Religion, ethnicity and minority groups: foreigners and the city - the case of the immigrant merchant, Alexander Cowan; the Jews and the city in the Mediterranean area, Donatella Calabi; the culture of the street - the Calle de la Feria in Cordoba, 1470-1520, John Edwards; between heresy and free thought, between the Mediterranean and the North - heterodox women in 17th century Venice, Federica Ambrosini.

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