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    A sociological approach to self and identity
    with Jan E. Stets
    In Mark R. Leary & June Price Tangney (eds.), Handbook of Self and Identity, Guilford Press. pp. 128--152. 2003.
  •  209
    Strengths and weaknesses of the history of mentalities
    History of European Ideas 7 (5): 439-451. 1986.
    (86)90120-8
  •  117
    Did Europe exist before 1700?
    History of European Ideas 1 (1): 21-29. 1980.
    (80)90004-2
  •  62
    What is Cultural History
    Polity Press. 2004.
    The second edition of What is Cultural History? will continue to be an essential textbook for all students of history as well as those taking courses in ...
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    A Survey Of The Popularity Of Ancient Historians, 1450-1700
    History and Theory 5 (2): 135-152. 1966.
    Analysis of editions of classical historians-both in original and vernacular languages-as given in F.L.A. Schweiger's Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie, indicates variations in taste for models of historical writing. Many more Roman than Greek historians were reprinted: Sallust was the most popular author, but almost all the Romans were reprinted more often than any of the Greeks. National preferences can be seen in statistics of vernacular editions arranged by place of publication. Scholar…Read more
  •  41
    The Art of Memory (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 16 310-311. 1967.
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    Donec auferatur Luna: The facade of S. Maria Della pace
    Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 44 (1): 238-239. 1981.
  •  38
    Individuality and biography in the renaissance
    The European Legacy 2 (8): 1372-1382. 1997.
  •  32
    The Government of Florence under the Medici (1434 to 1494) (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 16 309-310. 1967.
  •  31
    A social history of knowledge revisited
    Modern Intellectual History 4 (3): 521-535. 2007.
    In contributing to this symposium on book history, I was asked to reflect on my ASocialHistoryofKnowledge (hereafter SHK), which was published in 2000, describing how I came to write it and what has happened to the field since, and considering the question of whether I might write my essay differently if I were beginning it today. Following this, I shall devote the remainder of the article to a sketch for a future project on the history of knowledge
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    Context in Context
    Common Knowledge 28 (1): 11-40. 2022.
    This essay, published originally in 2002, is reprinted in “Contextualism—The Next Generation: Symposium on the Future of a Methodology,” because of its impact on the thinking that informs and has led to this new symposium. Burke's argument is that the term context has become “an intellectual slogan or shibboleth” and that “there is a price to pay” for its “more and more frequent use... in a number of disciplines—among them, anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, intellectual history,…Read more
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    A remarkable amount of the most innovative, significant, and lasting historical writing of the twentieth century has been produced in France, much of it the work of a group of historians associated with the journal Annales. Founded in 1929, Annales promoted a new kind of history based on three central aims: to substitute a problem-orientated analytical history for a traditional narrative of events; to embrace the history of the whole range of human activities rather than concentrate on political…Read more
  •  27
    Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 16 307-308. 1967.
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    New Perspectives on Historical Writing (edited book)
    Pennsylvania State University Press. 1992.
    Since its first publication in 1992, _New Perspectives on Historical Writing_ has become a key reference work used by students and researchers interested in the most important developments in the methodology and practice of history. For this new edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes an entirely new chapter on environmental history. Peter Burke is joined here by a distinguished group of internationally renowned historians, including Robert Darnton, Ivan Gaskell, R…Read more
  •  25
    Norm and Form (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 17 (n/a): 311-312. 1968.
    The primary aim of this important study is to produce a reliable account of Peter Martyr’s life before he left Italy in 1542. Earlier biographers had been content to follow the Swiss Calvinist Josiah Simler, who knew Peter Martyr in later years, delivered his funeral oration and published it in 1563. Dr McNair has tried ‘to delve beneath Simler to contemporary records’. He has discovered, for example, that Peter Martyr was born in 1499 not, as is usually said, in 1500. He has been concerned to f…Read more
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    Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 16 307-308. 1967.
  •  23
    Images as Evidence in Seventeenth-Century Europe
    Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (2): 273-296. 2003.
    This essay is concerned with one aspect of the European antiquarian movement of the seventeenth century. Like the humanist movement out of which it developed, antiquarianism was originally text-centered. However, in the course of time the antiquaries became more and more interested in the material culture of the past. This article adopts a comparative approach to the study of what might be called the "three antiquities," classical, Christian, and barbarian, and focuses on the question of evidenc…Read more
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    Alternative Modes Of Thought
    Common Knowledge 28 (1): 41-60. 2022.
    This essay—a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on contextualism—is concerned with the gradual rise of awareness of the existence of modes of thought or systems of belief that are different from those that are dominant in one's own culture. The awareness can be found in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries but was developed further in the early to mid-twentieth century. Its main consequence has been to encourage individuals to distance themselves from their own system—to criticiz…Read more
  •  21
    Leonardo, Descartes, Max Weber. Three Essays (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 14 235-236. 1965.
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    New Perspectives on Historical Writing (edited book)
    Pennsylvania State University Press. 2001.
    A new edition of this best-selling collection of essays by leading experts on historical methodology. Since its first publication in 1992, _New Perspectives on Historical Writing_ has become a key reference work used by students and researchers interested in the most important developments in the methodology and practice of history. For this new edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes an entirely new chapter on environmental history. Peter Burke is joined here by a…Read more
  •  20
    Gibbon Among His Peers
    The European Legacy 6 (1): 65-67. 2001.
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    History and historians in the twentieth century (edited book)
    Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press. 2002.
    One of the major intellectual debates at the beginning of the new century concerns the status of accounts of the past. Do historians discover or invent, construct or reconstruct the objects they study? The discussion has been particularly lively in France and in the USA, and it is therefore appropriate that a group of distinguished historians from Britain should now engage with this subject. These ten essays present a historical and critical overview of British historical thought and writing sin…Read more
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    Francesco Guicciardini (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 15 289-290. 1966.
  •  17
    Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 16 307-308. 1967.