By Eric R Dursteler
The sector of Venetian stories has skilled an important growth in recent times, and the better half to Venetian historical past, 1400-1797 presents a unmarried quantity evaluate of the latest advancements. it's geared up thematically and covers more than a few subject matters together with political tradition, economic climate, faith, gender, paintings, literature, track, and the surroundings. each one bankruptcy presents a huge yet accomplished ancient and historiographical evaluation of the present country and destiny instructions of analysis. The spouse to Venetian heritage, 1400-1797 represents a brand new element of reference for the following new release of scholars of early smooth Venetian experiences, in addition to extra largely for students engaged on all features of the early smooth 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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Somewhat paradoxically, as scholars collectively came to know more about Venice’s past, no individual historian had the confidence to produce a master narrative on the scale of earlier generations. Rather, as the lions of the past were replaced by a more numerous and specialized group of scholars, the writing of Venetian history was collectivized. No longer could a single scholar pretend to treat alone the increasingly rich fabric of the lagoon. Now teams of scholars, research institutions, and public and private funds were necessary to confront the enormity of the endeavor.
The new society of the lagoon grew, freed from any dependence or domination. In the waters of the lagoon, a mission was assigned, that of keeping their people away from the vicissitudes of the mainland affairs. Thanks to this border, presented as impervious, the destinies of the lagoon and the mainland no longer interfered with one another. An assumption 3 La cronaca veneziana del diacono Giovanni, in Cronache veneziane antichissime, ed. G. Monticolo (Rome, 1890). 4 A. , Storia della cultura veneta, 6 vols (Vicenza, 1976–86), vol.