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dc.contributor.authorMaglaque, Erin
dc.identifier.citationMaglaque , E 2018 , ' The literary culture of the renaissance Venetian empire ' , Italian Studies , vol. 73 , no. 1 .
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85041208188
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dc.description.abstractThis article examines a corpus of fifteenth-century geographical and epigraphical literature representing the Venetian Mediterranean empire. It was collected and read by Venetian patrician men who were both humanists and part of the political class that governed Venice and its empire. Navigating between literary analysis and history of the book, the article first examines the Venetian legacy of the writings of Cyriac d’Ancona, before investigating the provenance of individual books and their collecting histories. Then, it turns to study the marginalia and annotations in these books by Venetian readers. It suggests that, in its composite construction, this literature provided ways for Venetian readers to imagine their own composite maritime state, particularly its history. Building on recent art historical analysis, I argue that the legitimacy that the aura of antiquity gave to the Venetian imperial enterprise was one of persistence: the Mediterranean empire was a space in which Venetians could encounter a living Greco-Roman imperial past.
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dc.subjectRenaissance Veniceen
dc.subjectStato da maren
dc.subjectHistory of the Booken
dc.subjectDG Italyen
dc.titleThe literary culture of the renaissance Venetian empireen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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