Venice's reputation for political stability and a strong, balanced republican government holds a prominent place in European political theory. Edward Muir traces the origins and development of this reputation, paying particular attention to the sixteenth century, when civic ritual in Venice reached its peak. He shows how the ritualization of society and politics was an important reason for Venice's stability. Influenced in part by cultural anthropology, he establishes and applies to Venice a new methodology for the ...

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice 1986, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691102009

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Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice 1981, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691053257