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

By Eric R Dursteler

The sector of Venetian stories has skilled an important enlargement lately, 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 a variety of issues together with political tradition, economic climate, faith, gender, paintings, literature, song, and the surroundings. every one bankruptcy offers a huge yet finished historic and historiographical evaluate of the present nation and destiny instructions of analysis. The better half to Venetian background, 1400-1797 represents a brand new aspect of reference for the following iteration of scholars of early glossy Venetian reviews, in addition to extra greatly for students engaged on all elements 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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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.

L’enigma della modernità. Venezia nell’età di Pompeo Molmenti (Venice, 2006), pp. 19, 24. 12 eric r. 33 Thus, Molmenti treats a broad spectrum of themes, including costume, festival, furniture, jewelry, sanitation, housing, industry, family, and economy. To penetrate the everyday life of Venetians, he was also original in his use of sources not widely accessed by scholars of his day, including notarial and private archives, as well as art and material culture, which he considered of equal value to manuscript and printed documents.

Le mythe de Venise au XIX siècle: Débats historiographiques et representations littéraires (Caen, 2006), p. 54; Tabet, “Pierre Daru et la vision historique et politique du passé vénitien,” pp. 27–30; John Pemble, Venice Rediscovered (Oxford, 1995), pp. 90–91. 16 Gino Benzoni, “La Storiografia,” in Storia della cultura veneta, vol. 6 (1986): Dall’età Napoleonica alla prima guerra mondiale, p. 602; Infelise, “Venezia e il suo passato,” p. 970. 8 eric r. 17 Ugo Foscolo’s Storia di Venezia was also strongly influenced by Daru, though, in contrast to other writers who were intent on deconstructing and critiquing the book, Foscolo hewed quite closely to many aspects of Daru’s vision of Venice.

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