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

By Eric R Dursteler

The sector of Venetian reports has skilled an important growth in recent times, and the better half to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 offers a unmarried quantity evaluate of the newest advancements. it truly is equipped thematically and covers quite a number themes together with political tradition, economic climate, faith, gender, paintings, literature, track, and the surroundings. each one bankruptcy presents a huge yet entire old and historiographical evaluate of the present country and destiny instructions of analysis. The better half to Venetian background, 1400-1797 represents a brand new aspect of reference for the subsequent iteration of scholars of early sleek Venetian experiences, in addition to extra widely for students engaged on all points 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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Giorgio Cracco and Gherardo Ortalli, pp. 461–90. 8 Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, La mort lente de Torcello, Histoire d’une cité disparue (Paris, 1992), pp. 216–49. 9 Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, Venise triomphante. Les Horizons d’un mythe (Paris, 1999), pp. 139 ff. 30 elisabeth crouzet-pavan history has often been analyzed. Describing the early conquests in the Trevisan, Pierre Daru (1807–90) concludes: This was the first establishment of the Venetians on the continent. This conquest of Trevisan produced a revolution in their political system, opened a new career for their ambition, gave them two hundred years of war, and repeatedly put their republic in extreme peril.

8 From the moment when the Venetians decided to betray what had been their destiny, when they renounced what would have been the wise policy of their fathers and instead took an interest in the land, their history took a sharp turn. 9 Although the chroniclers did not wait for Mocenigo’s dogma to see, in the expansion of commerce, the very principle of Venice’s existence, his speech, like the one he allegedly made shortly before his death, has traditionally seemed to emphasize a turning point. After Mocenigo, with Francesco Foscari, the Venetian Signoria would become engaged in the affairs of Italy, which would in turn introduce them to the causes of their eventual decadence and ruin.

Now teams of scholars, research institutions, and public and private funds were necessary to confront the enormity of the endeavor. The result has been works that take a much more varied and richer approach to Venice and that evidence notable changes within the broader historical profession—this in turn has profoundly influenced our knowledge and understanding of Venice. 42 The first significant attempt at a collaborative history of Venice took shape under the aegis of the Centro internazionale delle arti del costume at Palazzo Grassi, with Roberto Cessi as the project director.

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