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Italian and Italian American Studies

Italian Academies and their Networks, 1525-1700

From Local to Global

Authors: TESTA, SIMONE

  • Examines the relationships between Italian academies in the early modern period

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About this book

Italian Academies have typically been studied individually or in the context of specific cities, leaving an important lacuna in the scholarship on Italian culture and early modernity. Cutting across various disciplines, this volume traces the relationships of these Academies and explains how they prefigured networks like the République des letters.

About the authors

Simone Testa holds an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a Phd in Italian Literature from Royal Holloway (University of London, England) on political discourse in sixteenth-century Italy. He has been working on the Italian Academies Database (http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/ItalianAcademies/About.aspx) for two consecutive phases, while teaching at various institutions in Britain. He has been Visiting Research Fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester, UK; the Newberry Library in Chicago, USA; and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. This is his second book.

Reviews

“The work is easy to navigate, thanks to the useful index of all academies discussed. … Testa’s book, itself the product of a collaborative network of scholars, offers a wealth of information on early modern intellectual networks in Italy. Together with the Italian Academies Database, it will be a valuable tool for any scholar interested in this phenomenon, as it makes visible the complex academic network across the Italian peninsula, connecting books, people, and cities.” (Anna-Luise Wagner, Modern Language Review, Vol. 113, April, 2018)

“The book itself aims to explore, in greater depth, particular individuals and their networks in the circulation of knowledge. … This book contains much useful information. Anyone studying one or more Italian academies will want to look at it and certainly will want to use the database on which it is based.” (Pamela O. Long, ISIS, Vol. 108 (4), 2017)

“The book is interesting, has a good deal of information, and makes its case. The author provides the original for translated passages and full bibliographical citations including pagination for articles in collective volumes. … it is a useful book with much information about Italian academies.” (Paul F. Grendler, Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 70 (1), 2017)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Testa, Simone

    Pages 1-15

  • Representing Italian Academies (1569–2006)

    Testa, Simone

    Pages 17-76

  • Politics, Geography, and Diplomacy in Venetian Academies

    Testa, Simone

    Pages 77-124

  • Italian Academies and Their Facebooks

    Testa, Simone

    Pages 125-154

  • The Italian Academic Movement and the Republic of Letters

    Testa, Simone

    Pages 155-177

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-56420-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian Academies and their Networks, 1525-1700
Book Subtitle
From Local to Global
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43842-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-43842-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43840-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56420-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 286
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