Eric R Dursteler's A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 PDF

By Eric R Dursteler

ISBN-10: 9004252517

ISBN-13: 9789004252516

The sector of Venetian reviews has skilled an important enlargement lately, and the significant other to Venetian heritage, 1400-1797 offers a unmarried quantity review of the newest advancements. it truly is equipped thematically and covers a number of issues together with political tradition, economic system, faith, gender, artwork, literature, tune, and the surroundings. each one bankruptcy offers a vast yet accomplished historic and historiographical assessment of the present country and destiny instructions of study. The significant other to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 represents a brand new element of reference for the subsequent new release of scholars of early sleek Venetian stories, in addition to extra greatly for students engaged on all features of the early sleek world.
Contributors are Alfredo Viggiano, Benjamin Arbel, Michael Knapton, Claudio Povolo, Luciano Pezzolo, Anna Bellavitis, Anne Schutte, Guido Ruggiero, Benjamin Ravid, Silvana Seidel Menchi, Cecilia Cristellon, David D’Andrea, Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, Wolfgang Wolters, Dulcia Meijers, Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, Deborah Howard, Linda Carroll, Jonathan Glixon, Paul Grendler, Edward Muir, William Eamon, Edoardo Demo, Margaret King, Mario Infelise, Margaret Rosenthal and Ronnie Ferguson.

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6 Roberto Cessi, Origo civitatum Italiae seu Venetiarum (Rome, 1933), pp. 30–35. venice and its surroundings 29 was thus wrought: the Venetians ignored the land. The rupture between the two worlds of the lagoon and the mainland is presumed to be ontological and should always be maintained. These assertions, which themselves eventually become veritable stereotypes, explain the orientations of a secular historiography and why these links of Venice to the terraferma were ignored for so long. This invented history of Venice, in celebrating the sanctuary of the lagoons, was obliged to deny the numerous exchanges between the city on the water and the mainland, as well as the evolving economic interpenetration which began several centuries before the territorial conquest.

Carile-G. Fedalto, Le origini di Venezia (Bologna, 1978). 5 G. , La storiografia veneziana fino al secolo XVI. Aspetti e problemi (Florence, 1970), pp. 11–44, repr. in F. Bocchi, A. Carile, and A. I. Pini, Scritti di storia medievale (Bologna, 1974). 6 Roberto Cessi, Origo civitatum Italiae seu Venetiarum (Rome, 1933), pp. 30–35. venice and its surroundings 29 was thus wrought: the Venetians ignored the land. The rupture between the two worlds of the lagoon and the mainland is presumed to be ontological and should always be maintained.

It first referred to the city which became the capital following the transfer of the ducal seat to Rialto, a populated and lively agglomeration located in the middle of the lagoons, the head of a state and an empire. But it also referred to the administrative duchy established during Byzantine Italy, the lands and waters, islands and barrier spits on which the capital city imposed its domination. This semantic singularity does not reflect lexical poverty. Quite the contrary, it embedded the reality of the city’s origins, the dispersion of communities over the lands and waters of the lagoon refuge as the first Venice—maritime Venice—was born.

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