Language and statecraft in early modern venice establishes a fresh context for a number of subjects that have dominated early modern and renaissance scholarship over the past generation elizabeth horodowichs analysis of blasphemy insults and gossip elegantly demonstrates that the relationship between language and state power was always . Elizabeth horodowich argues in language and statecraft in early modern venice that the sixteenth century saw unprecedented attempts to regulate speech in venice through new laws and institutions. Language and statecraft in early modern venice although historians typically describe the state as emerging through a wide varietyofprocessesandstructuressuchasarmies . In language and statecraft in early modern venice elizabeth horodowich exam ines numerous connections between language and more often the spoken word and venetian political culture in the sixteenth century. This book by treats renaissance venices outlawing of blasphemy strong insult and loose political talk it also takes up the question of official attitudes toward the clever conversation of the citys up market prostitutes
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