Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism

Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism

by Maria Georgopoulou
     
 

ISBN-10: 052178235X

ISBN-13: 9780521782357

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the architecture and urbanism in the Venetian colonies of the Eastern Mediterranean and how their built environments express the close cultural ties with both Venice and Byzantium. Using the island of Crete and its capital city, Candia (modern Herakleion) as a case study, Maria Georgopoulou exposes the dynamic relationship that existed between

Overview

This book examines the architecture and urbanism in the Venetian colonies of the Eastern Mediterranean and how their built environments express the close cultural ties with both Venice and Byzantium. Using the island of Crete and its capital city, Candia (modern Herakleion) as a case study, Maria Georgopoulou exposes the dynamic relationship that existed between colonizer and colony. Georgopoulou demonstrates how the Venetian colonists manipulated Crete's past history in order to support and legitimate colonial rule, particularly through the appropriation of older Byzantine traditions in civic and religious ceremonies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521782357
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Venice's empire; Part I. Constructing an Empire: 1. The city as locus of colonial rule; 2. Signs of power; 3. Venice, the heir of Byzantium; Part II. Mapping the Colonial Territory: 4. Patron saints, relics, and martyria; 5. The blessings of the friars; 6. The Greeks and the city; 7. Segregation within the walls: the Judaica; Part III. Symbols of Colonial Control: 8. Ritualizing colonial practices; 9. Colonialism and the metropole; Conclusion.

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