GIORGIO RAVEGNANI

The Doge of Venice

If there is a single word that encapsulates the peculiar nature of Venice and evokes its splendour, that word is "Doge". Established as a major city during the age of Byzantine dominion, Venice adopted Byzantium as a source of inspiration for its form of government: the Dux, established around 697 C.E., was the general governor that Venetians would come to call "Doge". The book narrates the history and the political role of this prestigious office - including its electoral nature, its public duties, the ceremonies surrounding the latter's performance, and its prestigious palazzo - and chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Venetian Republic until its downfall at the hands of Napoleon in 1797.

Giorgio Ravegnani teaches Medieval History at the University of Venice.

Premessa
I. I poteri del doge
II. Elezione e proclamazione
III. La dogaressa e la famiglia ducale
IV. Vita pubblica e privata
V. Morte e funerali
Cronologia
Nota bibliografica
Indice dei nomi
series "Universale Paperbacks il Mulino"
pp. 208, 978-88-15-24464-2
publication year 2013