Medieval and Renaissance Venice

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For the first time in a generation, leading scholars of medieval and Renaissance Venice join forces to define the current state of the field. Forays into neglected aspects of Venetian studies reveal new insights into coinage and concubinage, the first Jewish ghetto and the Fourth Crusade, and other matters from dowry inflation to state spectacle to cheese.
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Overview

For the first time in a generation, leading scholars of medieval and Renaissance Venice join forces to define the current state of the field. Forays into neglected aspects of Venetian studies reveal new insights into coinage and concubinage, the first Jewish ghetto and the Fourth Crusade, and other matters from dowry inflation to state spectacle to cheese.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780252024610
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: From the Office of Ambassador to the Dishonorable Patrician: Venetian Historiography and the Life of Donald E. Queller 1
1 Domenico Gradenigo: A Thirteenth-Century Venetian Merchant 27
2 Cretan Cheese: A Neglected Aspect of Venetian Medieval Trade 49
3 Ca' da Mosto 69
4 Venice's Hostage Crisis: Diplomatic Efforts to Secure Peace with Byzantium between 1171 and 1184 96
5 The Date of Reg. 6:102: Pope Innocent III's Letter of Advice to the Crusaders 109
6 The Coinage of Venice in the Age of Enrico Dandolo 124
7 From Trousseau to Groomgift in Late Medieval Venice 141
8 The Abbot's Concubine: Lies, Literature, and Power at the End of the Renaissance 166
9 The Spectacle Almost Fit for a King: Venice's Guera de' canne of 26 July 1574 181
10 Town Poor, Country Poor: The Province of Bergamo from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century 213
11 Curfew Time in the Ghetto of Venice 237
12 Patricians and Partners in Early Modern Venice 276
13 The Myth of Venice in Guicciardini's History of Italy: Senate Orations on Princes and the Republic 294
Publications of Donald E. Queller 327
Contributors 329
Index 333
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