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Author Stone, Harold Samuel, 1949-

Title Vico's cultural history : the production and transmission of ideas in Naples, 1685-1750 / by Harold Samuel Stone.

Published New York : E.J. Brill, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  945.7307 STON MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 328 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 73.
Brill's studies in intellectual history. 0920-8607 ; v. 73.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Printing and Reading in Naples in the Late 1680s -- 2. The Index and the Atomists -- 3. The War Between the Ancients and the Moderns: The Neapolitan Front -- 4. New Publications in the 1690s: Travel Literature and Celebratory Verse -- 5. The Academy Founded by Medina Coeli -- 6. The End of Spanish Hapsburg Rule in Naples -- 7. The Austrian Invasion of Naples of 1707 -- 8. An Italian Perspective on Neapolitan Publishing and Thinking -- 9. Vico's First Published Scholarly Works and his Friendship with Doria -- 10. Printing for the Different Reading Publics in Naples -- 11. The New Style of Vinci and the New Science of Vico -- 12. Booksellers and Readers: Newtonians and the History of Religion -- 13. Codas and Last Works.
Summary This book is a study of the cultural world of Giambattista Vico, one of the most creative social theorists of the eighteenth century. Based on extensive manuscript as well as printed materials, and relying on the methods of book and publishing history, this volume describes Vico's intellectual community. Special attention is paid to the interaction between scholars and Naples' vibrant operatic and artistic community. The first part of the book investigates a controversy concerning an inquisitorial investigation, Neapolitan travel literature, the papers of a scientific academy, and the patronage system for book publication. The second part describes the cultural context of Vico's writings and especially the three editions of The New Science. This work explains the accomplishments that made Naples one of the great cultural centers of the early Enlightenment.
Subject Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744 -- Influence.
Books and reading -- Italy -- Naples (Kingdom) -- History.
Intellectuals -- Italy -- Naples (Kingdom) -- Attitudes.
Naples (Kingdom) -- Intellectual life.
Variant Title Cultural history.
ISBN 9004106502 (cloth : alk. paper)