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

By Eric R Dursteler

The sector of Venetian reports has skilled an important growth in recent times, and the significant other to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 offers a unmarried quantity evaluation of the latest advancements. it really is prepared thematically and covers a number of themes together with political tradition, economic system, faith, gender, paintings, literature, tune, and the surroundings. each one bankruptcy offers a extensive yet entire ancient and historiographical review of the present nation and destiny instructions of study. The spouse to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 represents a brand new element of reference for the following new release of scholars of early smooth Venetian stories, in addition to extra extensively for students engaged on all points 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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As the breadth of chapters suggest, Venetian studies today is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field. While rooted in and respectful of the primarily political foundations of the first generations of Venetian historical scholarship of Daru, Romanin, Molmenti, and Cessi, scholars today have largely moved beyond old questions regarding the myth or anti-myth of Venice, or the city’s rise and decline. Instead, they are asking a whole new series of social, cultural, religious, political, and gender-related questions of a greatly expanded body of sources.

461–90. 8 Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, La mort lente de Torcello, Histoire d’une cité disparue (Paris, 1992), pp. 216–49. 9 Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, Venise triomphante. Les Horizons d’un mythe (Paris, 1999), pp. 139 ff. 30 elisabeth crouzet-pavan history has often been analyzed. Describing the early conquests in the Trevisan, Pierre Daru (1807–90) concludes: This was the first establishment of the Venetians on the continent. This conquest of Trevisan produced a revolution in their political system, opened a new career for their ambition, gave them two hundred years of war, and repeatedly put their republic in extreme peril.

I. Pini, Scritti di storia medievale (Bologna, 1974). 6 Roberto Cessi, Origo civitatum Italiae seu Venetiarum (Rome, 1933), pp. 30–35. venice and its surroundings 29 was thus wrought: the Venetians ignored the land. The rupture between the two worlds of the lagoon and the mainland is presumed to be ontological and should always be maintained. These assertions, which themselves eventually become veritable stereotypes, explain the orientations of a secular historiography and why these links of Venice to the terraferma were ignored for so long.

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