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Venice's Mediterranean Colonies Architecture and Urbanism

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ISBN-10: 0521184347

ISBN-13: 9780521184342

Edition: 2011

Authors: Maria Georgopoulou

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This book examines the architecture and urbanism in the Venetian colonies of the Eastern Mediterranean and how their built environments express the close cultural ties with both Venice and Byzantium. Using the island of Crete and its capital city, Candia (modern Herakleion) as a case study, Maria Georgopoulou exposes the dynamic relationship that existed between colonizer and colony. Georgopoulou demonstrates how the Venetian colonists manipulated Crete's past history in order to support and legitimate colonial rule, particularly through the appropriation of older Byzantine traditions in civic and religious ceremonies.
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introduction: Venice's empire
Constructing an Empire:
The city as locus of colonial rule
Signs of power
Venice, the heir of Byzantium
Mapping the Colonial Territory:
Patron saints, relics, and martyria
The blessings of the friars
The Greeks and the city
Segregation within the walls: the Judaica
Symbols of Colonial Control:
Ritualizing colonial practices
Colonialism and the metropole