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Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Συγγραφέας: Snyder Jon R.
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274631
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 312
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe"

"Larvatus prodeo," announced Rene Descartes at the beginning of the seventeenth century: "I come forward, masked." Deliberately disguising or silencing their most intimate thoughts and emotions, many early modern Europeans besides Descartes-princes, courtiers, aristocrats and commoners alike-chose to practice the shadowy art of dissimulation. For men and women who could not risk revealing their inner lives to those around them, this art of incommunicativity was crucial, both personally and politically. Many writers and intellectuals sought to explain, expose, justify, or condemn the emergence of this new culture of secrecy, and from Naples to the Netherlands controversy swirled for two centuries around the powers and limits of dissimulation, whether in affairs of state or affairs of the heart. This beautifully written work crisscrosses Europe, with a special focus on Italy, to explore attitudes toward the art of dissimulation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Discussing many canonical and lesser-known works, Jon R. Snyder examines the treatment of dissimulation in early modern treatises and writings on the court, civility, moral philosophy, political theory, and in the visual arts.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Snyder Jon R.
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780520274631
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/08/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 312
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 408 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 9 b-w photographs


List of Illustrations Preface: Lost Horizons Acknowledgments 1. Not Empty Silence The Age of Dissimulation 2. Taking One's Distance Civil and Moral Dissimulation 3. Confidence Games Dissimulation at Court 4. The Government of Designs Dissimulation and Reason of State 5. The Writing on the Walls Notes Bibliography Index

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