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.
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).
Table of contents
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