Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction1. The Spirit of Gifts2. Gift Practices and Public Times3. Gift Practices and Social Meanings4. Gifts and Sales5. Gifts Gone Wrong6. Gifts, Bribes, and Kings7. Gifts and the GodsConclusionNotes, Illustration Credits, Acknowledgements, Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In this gem of a book, Natalie Zemon Davis explores the role of gifts in Renaissance France. From the King's bounty to the beggar's alms, from the lavish feasting and display of civic dignitaries to the humble tokens exchanged by peasant bride and groom, the giving and receiving of gifts - then, as now - held tremendous significance. Full of vignettes which illuminate life and belief in the sixteenth century, The Gift examines how the giving of presents functioned at all levels of society. As they do today, people evaluated gifts all the time - their own gifts and those of others - deciding what was at stake, and judging whether it was a good gift, a bad gift, or even a gift at all. Sometimes gifts brought peace and amity; sometimes they led to bitter quarrels and accusations of corruption. The Reformation and its liturgy were in part a quarrel between Protestants and Catholics about whether humans can give gifts to god, and what gifts we owe each other. Natalie Zemon Davis here deploys her own gift for the retelling of sometimes poignant personal stories to offer both telling cultural detail and a true historical perspective on the turbulent era of the Renaissance and Reformation.
Vom Verlag: This book will be published in Hebrew by the Historical Society of Israel. Editions in French, Italian, and German are also planned.
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. A clean unmarked copy in dust wrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004289
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000, 2000. 18.0 x 12.5cms, 298pp, b/w illusts, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper The chapters are: the spirit of gifts: gift practices & public times; gift practices & social meanings; gifts & sales; gifts gone wrong; gifts, bribes & kings; gifts & the gods. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 141368
Buchbeschreibung Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press, 2000., 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. ix, 298 pp; 13 illus. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. The Curti Lectures. The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19596
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0199242887
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk0199242887
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Muy Bueno / Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100000000668861