Thomas Cohen: Exchanging Ideas in Early Modern Venice
5 June 2008
Show More Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics by Filippo de Vivo.
Oxford, 312 pp., £60, October 2007, 978 0 19 922706 8Show More
“... Questions of imagery, tone, metaphor and internal structure, and of the way one utterance, aloud or on paper, resonates with others, have been raised by scholars such as Carlo Ginzburg and NatalieZemonDavis, both always alert to the politics of utterance. How far, for instance, did a particular medium – gossip, say, or an ambassadorial report or a political pamphlet – shape or transform the ...”