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Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe

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This revised reprint contains a new preface looking at developments in recent years in the study of popular culture and the difficulty in fixing these two terms. A supplementary bibliography also adds to the information about recent research in the area.
Paperback, 424 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Ashgate Publishing Company (first published 1978)
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I am such a sucker for books about early modern popular culture. Give me a chapter with some facts on Carnivale, toss in a bit about charivari, and seal the deal with an exploration of oral storytelling, and you have won my heart.

Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe is an overview that attempts to tie together common strands of early modern culture from 1500-1800 and account for the major changes of the period. Though very aware of the source problem inherent in this kind of cultural study, a
Erik Graff
Jan 06, 2011 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historians
Recommended to Erik by: Walter Wallace
Shelves: history
By senior year at Grinnell College I knew exactly what I wanted to do: go to a graduate school where I could study Kant and Jung and become trained to practice clinical depth psychology. The search for the best school consisted of simply writing for catalogs from all institutions recognized by the American Association of Humanistic Psychology. Doing so, the field narrowed to Dusquesne University and Union Theological Seminary. Duquesne seemed rather narrowly docused on phenomenological philosop ...more
Oct 09, 2015 Marc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-times
Volkscultuur: negatieve definitie wat niet tot elitaire cultuur behoort, lage sociale klassen (ambachtslieden en boeren); geput uit folklore, literatuurstudie en antropologie. Burke beoogt een proeve van synthese te geven. Zeer interessant.
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Apr 22, 2013 Amber Skantz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad for a text book. Really dense. Lots of information covered without being repetitive. I really enjoyed the tie-ins to the work that the Grimm brothers and Charles Perrault were doing; what are now fairy tales for children were the stuff of adult popular culture and social and moral lessons. Really enjoyable, especially for a textbook.
Aug 25, 2013 Bulent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Popüler Kültür kavramının orta çağ sonrasında halk kültürü olarak doğduğunu ve Avrupa'da nasıl biçimlendiğini anlatan bir kitap. Annales Okulu'nun günümüzdeki temsilcilerinden biri olan Burke'un kitabı oldukça başarılı bir şekilde Türkçeye çevrilmiş durumda.
Sep 18, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it
Nice, readable introduction to the study of culture in the time period.
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PETER BURKE (born 1937) is a British historian and professor. He was educated by the Jesuits and at St John's College, Oxford, and was a doctoral candidate at St Antony's College. From 1962 to 1979, he was part of the School of European Studies at Sussex University, before moving to the University of Cambridge, where he holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanu ...more
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