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By Eric R Dursteler

The sphere of Venetian experiences has skilled an important enlargement in recent times, and the better half to Venetian background, 1400-1797 offers a unmarried quantity evaluation of the latest advancements. it really is equipped thematically and covers more than a few subject matters together with political tradition, economic climate, faith, gender, artwork, literature, track, and the surroundings. every one bankruptcy offers a huge yet accomplished ancient and historiographical evaluation of the present kingdom and destiny instructions of study. The significant other to Venetian heritage, 1400-1797 represents a brand new element of reference for the following new release of scholars of early smooth Venetian reports, in addition to extra generally for students engaged on all points of the early smooth 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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Despite certain lacunae, the volume illustrates the dynamism and diversity of Venetian studies today. It also posits a vision of a Venetian society that, instead of being fixed and closed, was fluid and permeable and suggests that the city may have maintained relative peace 53 Davidson, “ ‘In Dialogue with the Past,’ ” pp. 13–14. introduction 21 and order not because it was a tightly defined, hierarchical society, as the hoary myth suggests, but, rather, because of the malleability and adaptability of its social boundaries.

24 (Rome, 1980), pp. 271; Sestan, “Roberto Cessi,” pp. 221, 232. 40 Federico Seneca, “L’opera storica di Roberto Cessi,” Archivio storico italiano 128 (1970), 43. ”41 These factors, plus the dramatic and rapid changes in Venetian historiography in the second half of the 20th century, perhaps help explain why Cessi’s Storia, though certainly influential, in comparison with its predecessors had less of an enduring impact. Though not on the same scale as a Daru, Romanin, or Molmenti, Cessi’s Storia in many ways represents the last of a vanishing breed, namely, the single-authored, comprehensive history of Venice.

Paladini, Filippo Maria, “Velleità e capitolazione della propaganda talassocratica veneziana (1935–1945),” Venetica 6 (2002), 147–72. Pecchioli, Renzo, Dal ‘mito’ di Venezia all’‘ideologia americana’: itinerari e modelli della storiografia sul repubblicanesimo dell’età moderna (Venice, 1983). Pemble, John, Venice Rediscovered (Oxford, 1995). , La storiografia veneziana fino al secolo xvi: Aspetti e problemi (Florence, 1970). Plant, Margaret, Venice Fragile City 1797–1997 (New Haven, 2002). , Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian CityState, 1297–1797 (Baltimore, 2000).

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