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The Arsenale

Core Reading (See also the bibliographies for The Empire of the Sea and the Empire of the Land, Venice in an Age of Global Trade, and Minority Comminuties)

Chambers, David, and Brian Pullan (eds), Venice: A Documentary History 1450-1630 (Oxford, 1992; rept. Toronto, 2001), pp. 18-20, 289-93.

Davis, Robert C., Shipbuilders of the Venetian Arsenal: Workers and Workplace in the Preindustrial City (Baltimore,1991)

Iordanou, Ioanna, 'Pestilence, Poverty, and Provision: Re-evaluating the Role of the Popolani in Early Modern VeniceLink opens in a new window,' The Economic History Review 69 (2016), 801-822.


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The Gate of the Arsenale, 1457-60