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Shaping Identities between Networks and Patronage (c. 1530-1690)
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In this volume Giulia Zanon sheds new light on our grasp of social hierarchy and the possibilities for social mobility in pre-modern Italy. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach that combines deep archival research with a multitude of artistic and architectural artefacts, this work breaks new ground by contextualizing the part played by social relationships and the arts in publicly affirming and displaying the prestige of the middling sorts, the cittadini, in early modern Venice.
The Uses of Archaeological Heritage in the Caribbean
What is the role of local Caribbean individuals and communities in creating and perpetuating archaeological heritage? How has archaeological knowledge been integrated into education plans in different countries? This book aims to fill a gap in both archaeological scholarship and popular knowledge by providing a platform for local Caribbean voices to speak about the archaeological heritage of their region. To achieve this, each chapter of the book focuses on identifying and developing strategies that academics, heritage practitioners, and non-scholars from the insular Caribbean can adopt to stimulate a necessary dialogue on how archaeological heritage is used and produced on various academic, political, and social levels.

Contributors are: Katarina Jacobson, Eldris Con Aguilar, Irvince Nanichi Auguiste, Arlene Álvarez, Lornadale Charles, Cameron Gill, Victoria Borg O’Flaherty, Andrea Richards, Debra Kay Palmer, Jerry Michel, Laurent Ursulet, Matthieu Ecrabet, Pierre Sainte-Luce, Lisette Roura Alvarez, Kevin Farmer, Tibisay Sankatsing Nava, Harold Kelly, Stacey Mac Donald, Raymundo Dijkhoff, Ashleigh John Morris, Kara M. Roopsingh, Zara Ali, Wilhelm Londoño Díaz.
Cultivation of Culture and the Global Circulation of Ideas
Through the concept of ‘Romantic nationalism’, this interdisciplinary global historical study investigates cultural initiatives in (British) India that aimed at establishing the nation as a moral community and which preceded or accompanied state-oriented political nationalism. Drawing on a vast array of sources, it discusses important Romantic nationalist traits, such as the relationship between language and identity, historicism, artistic revivalism and hero worship. Ultimately, this innovative book argues that because of the confrontation with European civilization and processes of modernization at large, cultivation of culture in British India was morally and spiritually more important to the making of the nation than in Europe.