A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 by Eric R Dursteler

By Eric R Dursteler

The sphere of Venetian stories has skilled an important enlargement in recent times, and the spouse to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 offers a unmarried quantity evaluate of the latest advancements. it's geared up thematically and covers more than a few subject matters together with political tradition, economic system, faith, gender, artwork, literature, tune, and the surroundings. every one bankruptcy presents a large yet entire old and historiographical evaluate of the present country and destiny instructions of analysis. The significant other to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 represents a brand new element of reference for the subsequent iteration of scholars of early sleek Venetian experiences, in addition to extra largely 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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This chapter will therefore first put emphasis on that system of representations that, constructed by Venetian chronicles and histories, was then solidified by historiography. It will then be possible to bring both consistency and life back to the relationships that the Venetian community entertained within its own milieu. The Refuge Lagoons or the Origins of an Environmental Fable A first observation is required. The lagoons are widely present in the earliest Venetian chronicles. 2 This chronicler invents, as we know, the theme of a double foundation.

Organized chronologically, the collection provides a broad, somewhat scattered overview, which is not surprising since the lectures were not constructed with an eye toward a systematic or comprehensive overview of Venetian history. 45 In ten volumes published over a decade from 1976 to 1986, an impressive team comprising the most important scholars in the field surveyed topics from Venice’s origins up to World War I. The project was funded by the Istituto federale delle casse di risparmio delle Venezie in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, and this undoubtedly influenced its philosophical, perhaps better, ideological, foundations.

Molmenti was never satisfied with his youthful effort, and he tinkered incessantly with the Storia, rewriting and adding layer upon layer of new evidence and insights. 34 Twentieth-Century Transformations Molmenti’s Storia both bridged and loomed over turn-of-the-century Venetian scholarship, and it remained the most well known and respected work on the city’s history, in Italy and abroad, up to the Second World War. During this period, foreign scholars’ fascination with Venice also continued apace.

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