List of Illustration. Publisher's Note. Preface by Peter Burke. 1. The Italian Artist and his Roles: Peter Burke. 2. Centre and Periphery: Enrico Castelnuovo and Carlo Ginzburg. 3. Italian Art and the Art of Antiquity: Nicole Dacos. 4. The Dispersal and Conservation of Art-historical Property: Francis Haskell. 5. The Public Reception of Art: Anna Maria Mura. Index.
Peter Burke is Professor Emeritus of Cultural History of Cambridge University.
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