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Readings and Libraries


There are nine seminar areas. For each seminar there is core reading. NB Each student is expected to read these items before the seminar.

There are also readings and e-resources for the site visits which students are encouraged to consult in advance of the visit.

For each seminar there are also seminar questions. Indications for further reading are given which can be used to prepare seminar questions. Further reading can also be used for your essay and as context for your primary source review.

Your primary source for the review and the question for your essay should be chosen in consultation with your seminar tutor.

Wherever possible, items are available online. For scanned items, click hereLink opens in a new window.

The Warwick Library

Most items in the bibliographies are found online via the Warwick Library.

List of course extracts digitised for this moduleLink opens in a new window 

Libraries in Venice

Items not in the Warwick Library can often be found in Venetian libraries. There are four main libraries in Venice. The catalogues can be checked online hereLink opens in a new window. Listed below is some basic information concerning their location and opening hours. NB When going to the libraries for the first time, take your passport and some passport photos.

"BAUM" (Biblioteca Area Umanistica Università Ca' Foscari)
  • Location: Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà - Dorsoduro 3484/D. This is just off Campo S. Margherita. For a map, click hereLink opens in a new window.
  • Website: opens in a new window (With details of opening hours, how to register, including the application form which can be downloaded, and how to book a place)
  • Comments: This is the humanities library of the University of Venice, with which Warwick has signed an agreement. The new library building was opened in 2006 and it contains over 300,000 books and 1,200 journals. It can seat 300 people. You will have a guided tour in Week 1.
“Querini” (Biblioteca della Fondazione Querini Stampalia)
“Marciana” (Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
“Correr” (Biblioteca del Museo Correr)

Carpaccio, Vision of St Augustine, 1502