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Fear, Reverence, Terror : Five Essays in Political Iconography (Hardcover) (Carlo Ginzburg)

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We are surrounded by images, fairly drowning in them. From our cell phones to our computers, from our televisions at home to the screens that light up while we wait in the grocery store checkout line, images of all kinds are seducing us, commanding us to buy!, scaring us, dazzling us.
Fear, Reverence, Terror invites us to look at images slowly, with the help of a few examples: Picasso’s Guernica, the “Lord Kitchener Wants You” World War I recruitment poster, Jacques-Louis David’s Marat, the frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, a cup of gilded silver with scenes from the conquest of the New World. Are these political images, Carlo Ginzburg asks? Yes, because every image is, in a sense, political—an instrument of power. Tacitus once wrote, unforgettably, that we are enslaved by lies of which we ourselves are the authors. Is it possible to break this bond? Fear, Reverence, Terror will answer this question.
Praise for Ginzburg
 
“Ginzburg has many claims to be considered the outstanding European historian of the generation which came of age in the late Sixties. Certainly few have equalled him in originality, variety, and audacity.”—London Review of Books 
 
“Ginzburg’s scholarship is dazzling and profound.”—Publisher’s Weekly 
 
Number of Pages: 250.0
Genre: Literary Criticism, History, Political Science
Series Title: Italian List
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Carlo Ginzburg
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51765894
UPC: 9780857424358
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-6962
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