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Origins and Myths

See also the bibliography and e-resources for the Torcello site visit.

Contarini, Gasparo, The Commonwealth and Government of Venice, trans. Lewis Lewkenor (London, 1599)

Crouzet-Pavan, E., “Towards an Ecological Understanding of the Myth of Venice', in John Martin and Dennis Romano (eds), Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City State, 1297-1797 (Baltimore, 2000), pp. 39-67.

Crouzet-Pavan, E., Venice Triumphant: The Horizons of a Myth (Baltimore, 2005).

Dursteler, Eric A., 'Introduction: A Brief Survey of Histories of Venice', in Eric R. Dursteler (ed.), A Companion to Venetian History 1400-1797 (Leiden, 2013), pp. 1-24. Brill e-book

Fasoli, G., ‘Nascità di un mito’, in Studi Storici in onore di Gioacchino Volpe, vol. 1 (Florence, 1958), pp. 445-79.

Finlay, R., 'The Immortal Republic: The Myth of Venice During the Italian Wars (1494- 1530)', Sixteenth Century Journal 30/4 (1999), 931-44.

Fortini Brown, P., Venice & Antiquity: The Venetian Sense of the Past (New Haven, 1996).

Fortini Brown, P., ‘How Renaissances happened in Venice’ in Alison Brown (ed.), Language and Images of Renaissance Italy (Oxford, 1995), pp. 127-54.

Gaeta, F., ‘Alcune considerazioni sul mito di Venezia’, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et de Renaissance 23 (1961), 58-75.

Grubb, J., 'When Myths Lose Power: Four Decades of Venetian Historiography', Journal of Modern History 58 (1986): 43-94.

McPherson, David, 'Lewkenor's Venice and Its Sources', Renaissance Quarterly 41/3 (1988), 459-66

Martin, J. and Romano, D., 'Reconsidering Venice', in John Martin and Dennis Romano (eds), Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City State, 1297-1797 (Baltimore, 2000), pp. 1-38.

Muir, Edward, ‘Images of Power: Art and Pageantry in Renaissance Venice’, American Historical Review 84 (1979), 16-52.

Nicol, Donald M., Byzantium and Venice: A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations (Cambridge,1988)

Ravid, Benjamin, 'Between the Myth of Venice and the Lachrymose Conception of Jewish History: The Case of the Jews of Venice,' in Benjamin Ravid, Studies on the Jews of Venice (Aldershot, 2003).

Robey, D., and J. Law, ‘The Venetian Myth and the ‘De Republica veneta’ of Pier Paolo Vergerio’, Rinascimento 25 (1975), 3-59.

Rosand, D., Myths of Venice. The Figuration of a State (Chapel Hill, NC, 2001)

Rosand, Ellen, ‘Music in the Myth of Venice’, Renaissance Quarterly 30 (1977), 511-537. JSTOR