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Carroll, Stuart, 'Revenge and Reconciliation in Early Modern Italy', Past and Present 233 (2016), 101-142.

Dean, Trevor, ‘Marriage and Mutilation: Vendetta in Late Medieval Italy’Link opens in a new window, Past and Present 157 (1997), 3-36.

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Dean, Trevor, and K.J.P. Lowe (eds), Murder in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, 2017)

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Muir, Edward, ‘The Sources of Civil Society in Italy’Link opens in a new window, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 29.3 (1999), 379-406.

Quint, David, ‘Duelling and Civility in Sixteenth-Century Italy’, I Tatti Studies 7 (1997), 231-75.

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Bianco, Furio, 1511 La «crudel zobia grassa». Rivolte contadine e faide nobiliari in Friuli tra ‘400 e ‘500 (Pordenone, 1995) QS: Z 002Z 334

Carroll, Linda L., ‘Carnival Rites as Vehicles of Protest in Renaissance Venice’Link opens in a new window, Sixteenth Century Journal 16 (1985), 487-502.

Dall'Aglio, Stefano, The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' MediciLink opens in a new window, trans. Donald Weinstein (New Haven, 2015)

Davidson, Nicholas S., ‘An Armed Band and the Local Community on the Venetian Terra Ferma in the Sixteenth Century’, in Gherardo Ortalli (ed.), Bande armate, banditi, banditismo e repressione di giustizia negli stati europei di antico regime (Rome, 1986)

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

Davis, Robert C., 'The Trouble with Bulls: The Cacce dei Tori in Early Modern VeniceLink opens in a new window', 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)

Faggion, Lucien, 'Violence, Rites and Social Regulation in the Venetian Terra Firma in the Sixteenth Century', in Jonathan Davies (ed.), Aspects of Violence in Renaissance EuropeLink opens in a new window (Farnham, 2013), pp. 185-204.

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Fortini Brown, Patricia, The Venetian Bride : Bloodlines and Blood Feuds in Venice and Its EmpireLink opens in a new window (Oxford, 2021)

Gioia, Cristina, 'Aristocratic Bandits and Outlaws: Stories of Violence and Blood Vendetta on the Border of the Venetian Republic (16th-17th Century)Link opens in a new window', in Steven G. Ellis and Lud’a Klusáková (eds), Imaging Frontiers, Contesting Identities (Pisa, 2007), pp. 93-107.

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Romano, Dennis, 'The Limits of Kinship: Family, Politics, Vendetta and the State in Fifteenth-Century Venice', in Michael Knapton, John E. Law, Alison A. Smith (eds), Venice and the Veneto during the Renaissance: the Legacy of Benjamin Kohl (Florence, 2014), pp.87-102

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Vidali, Andrew, 'When Peace is not Enough. Marco Michiel and the Council of Ten in Early Sixteenth-Century Venice: Shifting Judicial Paradigms and Noble ViolenceLink opens in a new window' Acta Histriae 31 (2023), 673-688