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Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0044-2760-0
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Cultures of Empire: Rethinking Venetian Rule 1400–1700

Essays in Honour of Benjamin Arbel

Sous la direction de Georg Christ,  Franz-Julius Morche

Présentation de l'éditeur

This book investigates perceptions, modes, and techniques of Venetian rule in the early modern Eastern Mediterranean (1400–1700). Against the backdrop of the controversial notion of the Venetian realm as a colonial empire, essays from a range of specialists examine how Venice negotiated control over the territories, resources, and traditions of different empires (Byzantine, Roman, Mamluk, Ottoman) while developing its own claims of authority. Focusing in particular on questions of belonging and status in the Venetian overseas territories, the volume incorporates observations on the daily realities of Venetian rule: how did Venice negotiate claims of authority in light of former and ongoing imperial belongings? What was the status of colonial subjects and ships in the metropolis and in foreign territories? In what ways did Venice accept and continue old forms of imperial belonging? Did subordinate entities join in a shared communal identity? The volume opens new perspectives on Venetian rule at the crossroads of empire and early modern statehood: a polity negotiating and entangling empire. 

Contributors are Housni Alkhateeb Shehada, Giacomo Corazzol, Nicholas Davidson, Renard Gluzman, Deborah Howard, David Jacoby (ZL), Marianna Kolyvà, Franz-Julius Morche, Reinhold C. Mueller, Monique O’Connell, Gerassimos D. Pagratis, Tassos Papacostas, Maria Pia Pedani (†), Dorit Raines, and E. Natalie Rothman.



Par : Georg Christ and Franz-Julius Morche

Building Empire

Venetian Empire in Oratory and Print in the Later Fifteenth Century
Par : Monique O’Connell The Old, the Antique, and the Venerable in Venetian Renaissance Architecture
Par : Deborah Howard The Letters of Others: Marino Morosini and His Curious Newssheet on the Battle of Maclodio (1427)
Par : Franz-Julius Morche

Managing Empire

Venetian Citizenship and Venetian Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean, Twelfth to Fifteenth Century
Par : David Jacoby z”l “Nobili scaduti”? The Return of Cretan Patricians to Venice in the Seventeenth Century
Par : Dorit Raines

Living Empire

Cittadin e mercadante de lì: The Early Sixteenth-Century Sopracomito in Armata, Jacomo Siguro
Par : Marianna Kolyvà The Greeks in the Maritime Trade of Venice during the Sixteenth Century: The Case of the Verghis Family
Par : Gerassimos D. Pagratis Music as Aristocratic Pastime in the Stato da Mar: The Cypriot Madrigals of Giandomenico Martoretta
Par : Tassos Papacostas

Latins and Greeks in the Venetian Colonies of the Eastern Mediterranean
Par : Reinhold C. Mueller

Connecting Empire

A Device for Signalling the Height of the Tide at the Port of Venice around 1500
Par : Reinhold C. Mueller What Made a Ship Venetian? (Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries)
Par : Renard Gluzman Jewish Medicine in Venetian Crete (Late Thirteenth to Early Sixteenth Centuries): Physicians, Surgeons, and Manuscripts
Par : Giacomo Corazzol

Donating Empire

From the Far North to the Near East: Venice as an Intermediary in the Supply of Gyrfalcons to the Mamluks
Par : Housni Alkhateeb Shehada The Interpreter Michele Membrè’s Life in Venice
Par : Maria Pia Pedani (†) Accounting for Gifts: The Poetics and Pragmatics of Material Circulations in Venetian-Ottoman Diplomacy
Par : E. Natalie Rothman

The Medieval Mediterranean , Vol. 122 , 484 pages.  149,00 €

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