By Eric R Dursteler
The sphere of Venetian reports has skilled an important growth lately, and the significant other to Venetian background, 1400-1797 offers a unmarried quantity evaluation of the newest advancements. it truly is geared up thematically and covers a variety of themes together with political tradition, economic climate, faith, gender, artwork, literature, tune, and the surroundings. each one bankruptcy presents a extensive yet finished ancient and historiographical evaluation 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 iteration of scholars of early smooth Venetian reviews, in addition to extra largely for students engaged on all elements of the early glossy 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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Michele Mestre S. Lazzaro degli Arment Islands of Rialto Fusina Marghera Burano 5 R. 5 10 Kilometers Jesolo R. 0 0 Sile N P i a ve Sotto ma ri n a 10 Miles Eraclea 26 elisabeth crouzet-pavan venice and its surroundings 27 The words therefore have a history, and their history, here that of the word “Venice,” tells a different story. We can see why the relationship of Rialto-Venice to the environment in which the city was born and then grew was not the object of analysis for a long time. Any reflection on this matter was influenced by the radical transformation of balances within the lagoons and the establishment of the Venetian metropolis.
VENICE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan When used in its plural form, the term “Venice” long referred to two distinct geographical realities between Grado and Cavarzere. 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.
Xiii–xvii. 51 N. S. Davidson, “ ‘In Dialogue with the Past’: Venetian Research from the 1960s to the 1990s,” Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies 15 (1997), 13–15. introduction 19 of departure for Venetian scholars. The popular fascination with Venice was satiated by John Julius Norwich’s A History of Venice, a fine enough treatment of Venetian history in the political and diplomatic narrative tradition. In France, while not a history of Venice per se, the centrality of the city in one of the great works of 20th-century historiography, Fernand Braudel’s The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, first published in 1949 with a revised edition in 1966, certainly contributed to this resurgence.
A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 by Eric R Dursteler