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The Arsenale

Core Reading (See also the bibliographies for The Stato da mar and the Stato da terra, Venice in an Age of Global Trade, and Foreign Comminuties)

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

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 Venice,' The Economic History Review 69 (2016), 801-822.


Official website

The Gate of the Arsenale, 1457-60