Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State, 1297--1797
Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State, 1297--1797 by John Jeffries Martin
Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State, 1297--1797 Author: John Jeffries Martin
Title: Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State, 1297--1797
ISBN: 0801863120
ISBN13: 978-0801863127
Other Formats: mobi lit rtf lrf
Pages: 538 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1755 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities




Venice Reconsidered offers a dynamic portrait of Venice from the establishment of the Republic at the end of the thirteenth century to its fall to Napoleon in 1797. In contrast to earlier efforts to categorize Venice's politics as strictly republican and its society as rigidly tripartite and hierarchical, the scholars in this volume present a more fluid and complex interpretation of Venetian culture. Drawing on a variety of disciplines -- history, art history, and musicology -- these essays present innovative variants of the myth of Venice -- that nearly inexhaustible repertoire of stories Venetians told about themselves.