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Venice : a documentary history, 1450-1630

Author: David Chambers; Brian S Pullan; Jennifer Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : B. Blackwell, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authority and government - Law, order and social policy - Public and private wealth - Religion - Social orders - Charity and the poor - Foreigners - Cultural life - Learning and literature - Book-publishing - Entertainment - Visual arts - Criticism of the Scuole (scuola) Grandi, the Scuola Grande della Misericordiai_____________
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Chambers; Brian S Pullan; Jennifer Fletcher
ISBN: 0631163832 9780631163831 0631183035 9780631183037
OCLC Number: 23218474
Description: xxiv, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Praise of the city of Venice, 1493 --
A pilgrim's impressions, 1480 --
Sansovino on building-materials and techniques --
The English ambassador's notes, 1612 --
The dominions of the Venetian Republic: a report by the Spanish ambassador, c.1618 --
Authority and Government --
'An Infinitie of Officers': Theory, Description and Panegyric --
Contarini's picture of perfection: the Senate --
The Signoria 'in Pien Collegio' --
The Doge --
Death and election of a Doge noted by a visiting pilgrim, 1462 --
Some restrictive obligations in the promissione of Doge Moro, 1462 --
Publication of the new Doge, 1474: an eyewitness report --
Ceremonial dignity: the Doge's procession --
Elder statesmen: the Procurators of St Mark's --
Watchdogs and public prosecutors: the Avogadori di Comun, 1515 --
The Courts of the Forty --
State security and arbitrary power: the Council of Ten --
'A very severe magistracy' --
Special duties and official secrecy --
The Great Council: procedure and function --
Order of seating --
Procedure in election of office-holders --
The Chancery --
Florentine admiration for Venice's system of government --
Public spectacle --
The Corpus Christi procession, 1533 --
Temporary architecture for the reception of Henri III, King of France, at the Lido, 1574 --
Defects, Corruption and Adverse Criticism --
Benedetto Dei's invective against Venice, c.1472 --
Radical proposals (c.1500) by an aged patrician (Domenico Morosini) --
Indignities of the Dogeship --
The deposition of Francesco Foscari, 1457.
Responsibility: edited by David Chambers and Brian Pullan, with Jennifer Fletcher.

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Through chronicles, diaries and documents, this work presents a comprehensive account of the structure and appearance of Venice and of its government, society and culture. It is designed to serve as  Read more...

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