- Why was Venice successful in preserving its republican constitution?
- How was political opposition expressed in Venice between c. 1350 and c. 1650?
- What did rituals contribute to the political life of Venice in this period?
- Chambers, David, and Brian Pullan (eds), Venice: A Documentary History 1450-1630 (Oxford, 1992; rept. Toronto, 2001), pp. 37-84.
- van Gelder, Maartje, 'The People's Prince. Popular Politics in Early Modern VeniceLink opens in a new window', The Journal of Modern History, 90 (2018): 249-291.
- Viggiano, Alfredo, 'Politics and ConstitutionLink opens in a new window', in Eric R. Dursteler (ed.), A Companion to Venetian History 1400-1797 (Leiden, 2013), pp. 47-84. Brill e-book
Sanudo, Marin, Venice, cità excelentissima: selections from the Renaissance diaries of Marin Sanudo, ed. and trans. Patricia H. Labalme and Laura Sanguineti White (Baltimore, 2008), pp. 49-112, 159-226.
Contarini, Gasparo, The Commonwealth and Government of VeniceLink opens in a new window, trans. Lewis Lewkenor (London, 1599)
Recommended Further Reading
van Gelder, Maartje, and Claire Judde de Larivière (eds), Popular Politics in an Aristocratic RepublicLink opens in a new window (London, 2020)
Muir, Edward, Civic Ritual in Renaissance VeniceLink opens in a new window (Princeton, NJ, 1981)
Indications for Further Reading
- The Rulers of Venice 1332-1524Link opens in a new window [See also Monique O'Connell, Rulers of Venice, 1332-1524: Governanti di Venezia, 1332-1524: interpretations, methods, databaseLink opens in a new window (New York, 2009)]