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    Naufragés, traduction du vénitien et présentation historique

    Judde De Lariviere, Claire (2005) Naufragés, traduction du vénitien et présentation historique. Toulouse, France: Èditions Anacharsis. ISBN 9782914777209.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In the month of April 1431, Messer Pietro Querini, of Venice, set sail from Candia, in Crete, destined for Flanders, with 68 companions and associates. After crossing the Mediterranean and climbing up the Atlantic, the ship is carried away by a storm. The frightful history of the Venetian sailors in the cold seas began. In April 1431, the nave Querina, a Venetian ship, left Crete for Flanders, with sixty-eight men on board. The journey lasted ten months. Eighteen months later, only eleven frightened survivors return to Venice. From their appalling shipwreck on the outskirts of the Arctic Circle, we have two complementary and divergent testimonies, one by Pietro Querini, owner and captain of the ship, and the other by Cristoforo Fioravante and Nicolò de Michiel. They all recounted how, driven by incessant storms in the Atlantic, after weeks of drifting on a disintegrating nave that had to be abandoned for frail boats, they finally failed, in the heart of the boreal winter, on a deserted island of The Lofoten Archipelago, in the north of Norway. In these accounts of survivors we are revealed with a rare force the universal fear of the engulfment in the abyss.

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    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: Claire Judde de Larivière is the translator of this publication.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 15:15
    Last Modified: 30 May 2017 15:15
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18798

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