Venice: A Documentary History, 1450-1630

By David Chambers and Brian Pullan

© 2001

During the Renaissance, there were two centres of art, culture and mercantile power in Italy: Florence, and Venice. This is a sourcebook of primary materials, almost none previously available in English, for the history of the city-state of Venice. The time period covers the apogee of Venetian power and reputation to the beginnings of its decline in the 1630s. Sources used include diaries, chronicles, Inquisitorial records, literature, legislation, and contemporary descriptions, and are organized in sections by theme and accompanied by brief introductions.

Originally published by Basil Blackwell, 1992.

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  • Series: RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series
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  • Page Count: 484 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.4in x 9.0in
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This work presents important sources – many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English – for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Venice: A Documentary History, 1450-1630

By David Chambers and Brian Pullan

© 2001

During the Renaissance, there were two centres of art, culture and mercantile power in Italy: Florence, and Venice. This is a sourcebook of primary materials, almost none previously available in English, for the history of the city-state of Venice. The time period covers the apogee of Venetian power and reputation to the beginnings of its decline in the 1630s. Sources used include diaries, chronicles, Inquisitorial records, literature, legislation, and contemporary descriptions, and are organized in sections by theme and accompanied by brief introductions.

Originally published by Basil Blackwell, 1992.

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Product Details

  • Series: RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 484 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.4in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    David Chambers is a Reader in Renaissance Studies, Warburg Institute.



    Brian Pullan is with the Department of Modern History, University of Manchester.

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