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Venice transfigured : the myth of Venice in British culture, 1660-1797 /
John Eglin.
imprint
New York : Palgrave, 2001.
description
x, 262 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0312232993
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imprint
New York : Palgrave, 2001.
isbn
0312232993
catalogue key
4226369
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Eglin is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Montana.
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"...brief, elegant, and thoughtful book..." --American Historical Review
"...brief, elegant, and thoughtful book..."--American Historical Review
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Venice Transfiguredexamines changing representations of Venice and the Venetian Republic in Britain from the s17th century until the collapse of the Serene Republic in 1797, a period in which Venice was an ideological reference point and a potent cultural symbol. In the British political imagination, Venice became an important cultural site where politics and culture converged. This approach incorporates visual culture, festivity and ritual, history and historical myth, resulting in a multifaceted work that illuminates the relationship between political ideology and cultural production.
Main Description
Venice Transfigured examines changing representations of Venice and the Venetian Republic in Britain from the s17th century until the collapse of the Serene Republic in 1797, a period in which Venice was an ideological reference point and a potent cultural symbol. In the British political imagination, Venice became an important cultural site where politics and culture converged. This approach incorporates visual culture, festivity and ritual, history and historical myth, resulting in a multifaceted work that illuminates the relationship between political ideology and cultural production.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. vii
Abbreviations and Short Titlesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
"High-Fetchd Parallels": The Emergence of the Venetian Metaphorp. 11
Venice Refashioned: The Venetian Subtext of Whiggish Cultural Politicsp. 45
"The Great and Main End of Travelling": Venice on Tourp. 69
Venice Depicted: The Politics of the Viewp. 105
Venice Performedp. 139
The Decline and Fall of the Venetian Metaphorp. 169
Conclusionp. 201
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 255
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