By Eric R Dursteler
The sphere of Venetian stories has skilled an important enlargement in recent times, and the better half to Venetian heritage, 1400-1797 presents a unmarried quantity assessment of the latest advancements. it truly is prepared thematically and covers more than a few subject matters together with political tradition, financial system, faith, gender, paintings, literature, song, and the surroundings. every one bankruptcy presents a large yet finished ancient and historiographical evaluate of the present country and destiny instructions of analysis. The better half to Venetian heritage, 1400-1797 represents a brand new element of reference for the subsequent new release of scholars of early glossy Venetian stories, 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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Monticolo (Rome, 1890). 4 A. , Storia della cultura veneta, 6 vols (Vicenza, 1976–86), vol. 1 (1976): Dalle origini al Trecento, pp. 135–66; A. Carile-G. Fedalto, Le origini di Venezia (Bologna, 1978). 5 G. , La storiografia veneziana fino al secolo XVI. Aspetti e problemi (Florence, 1970), pp. 11–44, repr. in F. Bocchi, A. Carile, and A. 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 volume’s essays suggest some of the directions that Venetian scholarship has taken in recent years, introducing new trends such as gender, society, and culture while overlooking others such as religion, despite the important advances of the past 30 years in this field. 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.
Iggers and James M. , Leopold von Ranke and the Shaping of the Historical Discipline (Syracuse, 1990). ——, “Scritti storico-politici,” in Benzoni and Menniti Ippolito, Storia di Venezia, vol. 4 (1996): Il Rinascimento. Politica e cultura, ed. Alberto Tenenti and Ugo Tucci, pp. 71–95. 54 Martin and Romano, “Introduction”; Elizabeth Horodowich, “The New Venice: Historians and Historiography in the 21st Century Lagoon,” History Compass 2 (2004), 1–27; Davidson, “ ‘In Dialogue with the Past,’ ” pp.