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Peter Burke

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Peter Burke (born 1937) is a British historian. He received his doctorate from Oxford University. For sixteen years he was part of the School of European Studies at the University of Sussex, before moving to the University of Cambridge where he still holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College. Burke is celebrated as a historian not only of the early modern era, but one who emphasizes the relevance of social and cultural history to present-day issues.

Among his most important works are:

  • Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1978)
  • The Renaissance (1987)
  • History and Social Theory (1991)
  • Varieties of cultural history (1997)
  • New perspectives on historical writing (2001) (editor and contributor)de:Peter Burke

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