Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Venice
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A. History

Founded around AD 600, V. by the High Middle Ages was the leading trading metropolis and political power in the eastern Mediterranean, once Genoa was extinguished as a rival in the War of Chioggia (1380). The city-state's close relations with the Byzantine Empire cooled after the sack of the Byzantine capital Constantinople by order of Doge Enrico Dandolo during the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Following a last phase of expansion up to 14…

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Gáldy, Andrea M. (München) and Kallendorf, Craig (College Station, Texas), “Venice”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_COM_005003>
First published online: 2015



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