Venice, <i>Cità Excelentissima</i>: Selections from the Renaissance Diaries of Marin Sanudo

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JHU Press, 30.06.2008 - 598 Seiten

When Venice was both a center of Renaissance culture and a gathering place for news from around the world, Marin Sanudo tried to write everything down. He was the finest diarist of his time, with a keen eye for the everyday and the monumental alike. Venice, Cità Excelentissima offers a broad and engaging introduction to Sanudo's detailed observations of life in his beloved city and the world it knew.

This expertly translated volume glimpses into Renaissance life at a spectacular time when Venice was at the top of its game. Organized thematically, the selections offer a Venetian's viewpoint of the glories of high culture, the gritty reality and sparkling drama of daily life, the perils of diplomacy and war, and the high-risk ventures of voyages and commerce.

Here, the work of the Renaissance's most assiduous historian is finally given the accessibility it warrants and the merit it is due.

 

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Inhalt

1 Sanudo on Sanudo
1
2 The Venetians Govern
49
3 Crime and Justice
113
War and Diplomacy
159
5 Economic Networks and Institutions
227
6 Society and Social Life
285
7 Religion and Superstition
359
8 Humanism and the Arts
427
9 Theater in Venice Venice as Theater
485
Appendix A Money Wealth and Wages
541
Appendix B Glossary and Terms
545
Bibliography
553
Index
583
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Über den Autor (2008)

Patricia H. Labalme (1927–2002) was a highly regarded scholar of Renaissance history and a tireless supporter of the humanities. Laura Sanguineti White is a professor of Italian at Rutgers University. Linda L. Carroll is a professor of Italian at Tulane University.

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