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Violence and Popular Culture: from the Ponte dei Pugni to Rialto

Core Readings (see also the bibliography for Crime and Violence)

Chambers, David, and Brian Pullan (eds), Venice: A Documentary History 1450-1630 (Oxford, 1992; rept. Toronto, 2001), pp. 87-91, 120-130.

Dall'Aglio, Stefano, The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici, trans. Donald Weinstein (New Haven, 2015)

Davis, Robert C., 'The Police and the Pugni: Sport and Social Control in Early-Modern Venice', Stanford Humanities Review 6.2 (1998)

Davis, Robert C., 'The Trouble with Bulls: The Cacce dei Tori in Early Modern Venice', Histoire Sociale/Social History 29 (1996), 275-90

Davis, Robert C., The War of the Fists: Popular Culture and Public Violence in Late Renaissance Venice (New York, 1994)

Medici, Lorenzino de', Apology for a Murder, foreword by Tim Parks, trans. Andrew Brown (London, 2004) [Read the account of Francesco Bibboni of his murder of Lorenzino de' Medici]

E-resources

Bullfight in Campo S. Polo, 17th century

Cadorin, Matteo, Bullfight in Piazza San Marco, 17th century

Frontispiece of Alessandro Caravia, La verra antìga de castellani, canaruoli, e gnatti, con la morte di Giurco e Gnani (Venice, 1550)

Habiti d'uomini e donne Venetiane con la processione ... / La Battagliola (The Battle of the Sticks) (Venice, 1610)

Medal commemorating the murder of Alessandro de' Medici, duke of Florence by Lorenzino de' Medici in 1537

Alessandro Caravia, La verra antiga de castellani, canaruoli, e gnatti, con la morte di Giurco e Gnani (Venice, 1550)