A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797


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The field of Venetian studies has experienced a significant expansion in recent years, and the Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 provides a single volume overview of the most recent developments. It is organized thematically and covers a range of topics including political culture, economy, religion, gender, art, literature, music, and the environment. Each chapter provides a broad but comprehensive historical and historiographical overview of the current state and future directions of research. The Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 represents a new point of reference for the next generation of students of early modern Venetian studies, as well as more broadly for scholars working on all aspects of the early modern 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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Eric R Dursteler, Ph.D. (2000) Brown University, is Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University. His publications include Renegade Women: Gender, Identity and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) and Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
List of Maps and Figures ... ix
Contributors ... xiii
Acknowledgements ... xxi

Introduction: A Brief Survey of Histories of Venice ... 1
Eric R. Dursteler
Venice and Its Surroundings ... 25
Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan
Politics and Constitution ... 47
Alfredo Viggiano
The Terraferma State ... 85
Michael Knapton
Venice’s Maritime Empire in the Early Modern Period ... 125
Benjamin Arbel
The Venetian Economy ... 255
Luciano Pezzolo
Industry and Production in the Venetian Terraferma (15th–18th Centuries) ... 291
Edoardo Demo
Family and Society
Anna Bellavitis ... 319
Society and the Sexes in the Venetian Republic ... 353
Anne Jacobson Schutte
Religious Life
Cecilia Cristellon and Silvana Seidel Menchi ... 379
Charity and Confraternities ... 421
David D’Andrea
Venice and its Minorities ... 449
Benjamin Ravid
The Anthropology of Venice ... 487
Edward Muir
Liturgies of Violence: Social Control and Power Relationships in the Republic of Venice between the 16th and 18th Centuries ... 513
Claudio Povolo
Wayfarers in Wonderland: The Sexual Worlds of Renaissance Venice Revisited ... 543
Guido Ruggiero
The Venetian Intellectual World ... 571
Margaret L. King
Venetian Literature and Publishing ... 615
Linda L. Carroll
Book Publishing and the Circulation of Information ... 651
Mario Infelise
Education in the Republic of Venice ... 675
Paul F. Grendler
Science and Medicine in Early Modern Venice ... 701
William Eamon
Venetian Architecture ... 743
Deborah Howard
Art in Venice, 1400–1600 ... 779
Wolfgang Wolters
Venetian Art, 1600–1797 ... 811
Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, and Dulcia Meijers
Music in Venice: A Historigraphical Overview ... 865
Jonathan Glixon
Clothing, Fashion, Dress, and Costume in Venice (c.1450–1650) ... 889
Margaret F. Rosenthal
Venetian Language ... 929
Ronnie Ferguson

Appendix One: Venetian Doges 1400–1797 ... 959
Appendix Two: Patriarchs of Grado 1400–1451 and Patriarchs of Venice 1451–1800 ... 960
Index ... 961
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