Framing Past Narratives. An Epistemological Introduction

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MOLTENI Ilaria RUSSO Valeria

Year of publication 2024
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Arts

Description The article provides a wide-ranging analysis on the entanglement phenomena between manuscripts and monumental art, and between textual and visual languages in the invention of past narratives in medieval Venice. Following a long chronological span, from the end of the 12th century to the second half of the 14th century, the authors describe how different narrative strategies were invented and used to rewrite and modify the memory of the Venetian past. Through textual and visual means, objects, and monumental programmes, the great political events that marked the history of Venice, their socio-economic repercussions, and the moments of crisis they provoked were transformed into past narratives through which unsatisfactory realities were modified and redefined in order to celebrate the city, legitimise its historical claims, and defend its commercial and territorial ambitions.
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