A Companion to Early Modern Naples (Brill's Companions to European History 2)

A Companion to Early Modern Naples (Brill's Companions to European History 2)

By: Tommaso Astarita (volume_editor)Hardback

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Naples was one of the largest cities in early modern Europe, and for about two centuries the largest city in the global empire ruled by the kings of Spain. Its crowded and noisy streets, the height of its buildings, the number and wealth of its churches and palaces, the celebrated natural beauty of its location, the many antiquities scattered in its environs, the fiery volcano looming over it, the drama of its people's devotions, the size and liveliness - to put it mildly - of its plebs, all made Naples renowned and at times notorious across Europe. The new essays in this volume aim to introduce this important, fascinating, and bewildering city to readers unfamiliar with its history. Contributors are: Tommaso Astarita, John Marino, Giovanni Muto, Vladimiro Valerio, Gaetano Sabatini, Aurelio Musi, Giulio Sodano, Carlos Jose Hernando Sanchez, Elisa Novi Chavarria, Gabriel Guarino, Giovanni Romeo, Peter Mazur, Angelantonio Spagnoletti, J. Nicholas Napoli, Gaetana Cantone, Anthony DelDonna, Sean Cocco, Melissa Calaresu, Nancy Canepa, David Gentilcore, Diana Carrio-Invernizzi, and Anna Maria Rao. The publisher, editor, and contributors mourn the passing of Gaetana Cantone, who died in April 2013.

About Author

Tommaso Astarita received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1988 and is professor of History at Georgetown University: he has published two monographs on the early modern South of Italy, as well as an overview of the history of the South from antiquity to the present.


Read the Introduction "Naples is the Whole World" for FREE! List of Illustrations and Illustration Credits ... ix Author Biographies ... xiii Introduction: "Naples is the Whole World" ... 1 - FREE ONLINE Tommaso Astarita PART ONE: THE CITY 1. Constructing the Past of Early Modern Naples: Sources and Historiography ... 11 John A. Marino 2. Urban Structures and Population ... 35 Giovanni Muto 3. Representation and Self-Perception: Plans and Views of Naples in the Early Modern Period ... 63 Vladimiro Valerio PART TWO: ECONOMY AND POLITICS 4. Economy and Finance in Early Modern Naples ... 89 Gaetano Sabatini 5. Governing the City ... 109 Giulio Sodano 6. Political History ... 131 Aurelio Musi 7. Nation and Ceremony: Political Uses of Urban Space in Viceregal Naples ... 153 Carlos Jose Hernando Sanchez PART THREE: SOCIETY AND RELIGION 8. The Space of Women ... 177 Elisa Novi Chavarria 9. The Naples Elites between City and Kingdom ... 197 Angelantonio Spagnoletti 10. A Mediterranean Port in the Confessional Age: Religious Minorities in Early Modern Naples ... 215 Peter A. Mazur 11. Inquisition and Church in Early Modern Naples ... 235 Giovanni Romeo 12. Public Rituals and Festivals in Naples, 1503-1799 ... 257 Gabriel Guarino 13. Tempi si calamitosi: Epidemic Disease and Public Health ... 281 David Gentilcore PART FOUR: CULTURE, ART, AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE 14. The Visual Arts ... 309 J. Nicholas Napoli 15. The City's Architecture ... 331 Gaetana Cantone 16. Neapolitan Musical Culture in the Early Modern Period ... 359 Anthony R. DelDonna 17. Royal and Viceregal Art Patronage in Naples (1500-1800) ... 383 Diana Carrio-Invernizzi 18. The Enlightenment in Naples ... 405 Melissa Calaresu 19. Literary Culture in Naples, 1500-1800 ... 427 Nancy L. Canepa 20. Locating the Natural Sciences in Early Modern Naples ... 453 Sean Cocco Conclusion: Why Naples's History Matters ... 477 Anna Maria Rao Glossary of Important Italian Terms Used in Several Essays ... 491 Kings, Viceroys, and Archbishops ... 493 Bibliography ... 497 Index ... 499 Illustrations

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  • ISBN13: 9789004236707
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9789004236707
  • weight: 1044
  • ISBN10: 9004236708

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