Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice pdf epub fb2

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice by Edward Muir pdf epub fb2

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice Author: Edward Muir
Title: Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice
ISBN: 0691053251
ISBN13: 978-0691053257
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Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 21, 1981)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1341 kb
Size EPUB version: 1613 kb
Subcategory: Politics & Government




Venice's reputation for political stability and a strong, balanced republican government holds a prominent place in European political theory. Edward Muir traces the origins and development of this reputation, paying particular attention to the sixteenth century, when civic ritual in Venice reached its peak. He shows how the ritualization of society and politics was an important reason for Venice's stability. Influenced in part by cultural anthropology, he establishes and applies to Venice a new methodology for the historical study of civic ritual.