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    How to read Venetian Relazioni

    De Vivo, Filippo (2011) How to read Venetian Relazioni. Renaissance and Reformation 34 (1-2), pp. 25-59. ISSN 0034-429X.

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    Abstract

    Les rapports de fin de mission des ambassadeurs vénitiens, ou relazioni (relations), décrivaient le pays où ils avaient servi, leur souverain et sa cour, et analysaient la politique que ce souverain avait avec les autres états. Apparues au XIIIe siècle, les relazioni qui subsistent se répartissent des années 1490 aux années 1790, et sont parmi les sources les plus connues pour l’histoire moderne. Toutefois, il semble nécessaire de renouveler notre compréhension de leurs usages et de leurs significations originales. Cet article se concentre sur les nombreuses variantes des relazioni , éliminées dans les éditions modernes, et cherche à reconstruire le processus par lequel elles ont apparu et circulé, d’abord oralement, et ensuite ont été déposées, sous forme écrite, dans les archives de Venise, mais aussi diffusées sous la forme de pamphlets manuscrits et imprimés, vendus en dépit des lois interdisant ces pratiques. On traite ensuite des fonctions institutionnelles, collectives et personnelles, que les relazioni ont joué au moment de leur rédaction : pour le gouvernement, pour leurs auteurs et pour leurs nombreux lecteurs appartenant ou non aux élites politiques.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Translation of abstract: End reports of mission Venetian ambassadors or relazioni (relations), described the country where they had served their sovereign and his court, and analyzed the policy it had with other sovereign states. Appeared in the thirteenth century, which still fall relazioni the 1490s to 1790s and are among the best known sources for modern history. However, it seems necessary to renew our understanding of their uses and their original meanings. This article focuses on the many variations of relazioni, eliminated in modern editions, and tries to reconstruct the process by which they appeared and circulated, first orally and then were submitted in written form, in the archives of Venice, but also disseminated in the form of manuscripts and printed pamphlets, sold despite laws prohibiting such practices. It then discusses the institutional, collective and personal functions that relazioni played at the time of writing: the government, their authors and their readers many inside and outside the political elites.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 08:01
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 12:01
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6914

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