English travellers to Venice, 1450-1600 / edited by Michael G. Brennan
- [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2022.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (552 pages).
- Additional Creators:
- Brennan, Michael G.
- PART 1: INTRODUCTION1. Early Modern Anglo-Venetian Contacts2. English Travellers to Venice 1450⁰́₃15483. English Travellers to Venice 1548⁰́₃16004. Giacomo Franco⁰́₉s Engravings of Venice5. Maps of VenicePART 2: ENGLISH TRAVELLERS TO VENICE 1450⁰́₃16001. c.1454 ⁰́₈The Physician⁰́₉s Handbook⁰́₉ of Richard ⁰́₈Esty⁰́₉ or Richard ⁰́₈of Lincoln⁰́₉ 2. 1458/1462 The ⁰́₈Itineraries⁰́₉ of William Wey3. 1458 and 1460 John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester4. c.mid-1460s⁰́₃c. early 1470s Sir Edmund Wighton5. c.1492/93⁰́₃97 Thomas Linacre6. c.1498/1500 Informacon for pylgrymes unto the holy londe7. 1506 Sir Richard Guildford⁰́₉s chaplain, Thomas Larke8. c.1511⁰́₃14 The Pylgrymage of Master Robert Langton9. 1513 Sir Thomas Newport and Sir Thomas Sheffield10. 1517 Sir Richard Torkington11. c.1521⁰́₃c.1526, 1532⁰́₃6 Reginald Pole12. c.1520s⁰́₃1550 Edmund (Sigismund) Harvell13. 1527 Thomas Wyatt and Sir John Russell14. c.1538⁰́₃42 Andrew Bo(o)rde15. 1545 The sinking of the Mary Rose and Venetian salvage attempts16. 1545/48 The Historie of Italie by William Thomas17. 1548/1550 and 1554/55 Sir Thomas Hoby and the Protestant English community at Venice and Padua18. 1550⁰́₃56 Peter Vannes (Pietro Vanni of Lucca), English Ambassador to Venice19. 1552 Roger Ascham 20. 1564 Richard Smith⁰́₉s account of Sir Edward Unton⁰́₉s visit to Venice21. 1570 and 1589 Henry Cavendish22. 1573⁰́₃4 Philip Sidney at Venice, with Griffin Madox, Harry Whyte, John Fisher, Thomas Coningsby, Lodowick Bryskett and Edward Lord Windsor23. 1575⁰́₃6 Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford24. 1575/77 Sir John North and his servant Hugh Lochard25. c.1575 Sir Henry Unton26. 1580 James Crichton27. 1581 Arthur Throckmorton28. 1581 Laurence Aldersey29. 1587/88 Stephen Powle30. Venetian intelligence about the Spanish Armada in 158831. 1588 Edward Webbe (1553/54⁰́₃after 1592)32. 1591 Sir Henry Wotton33. 1593⁰́₃5, 1596, 1597 Fynes Moryson34. 1595 Henry Piers35. English attitudes to Venice by 1600APPENDIX: Venetian Locations, Institutions and Ceremonies
- English Travellers to Venice 1450 ⁰́₃1600 contains 35 separate accounts (with 27 colour and 45 black and white illustrations) of the experiences of a wide range of English travellers to Venice. These accounts, drawn from contemporary manuscript and printed sources, provide vivid impressions of the challenges and hardships endured by visitors to the city and of the complexities of Anglo-Venetian relations during the pre- and post-Reformation periods. They also communicate these travellers⁰́₉ sense of wonder at the city⁰́₉s grandeur and artistic treasures and their enduring fascination with Venice⁰́₉s republican government, political structures and Mediterranean possessions. These travellers include pilgrims, scholars, religious exiles, ambassadors, English courtiers and noblemen, eccentric and renegade characters, seafarers and an undercover intelligence gatherer during the late 1580s for Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth⁰́₉s ⁰́₈spymaster⁰́₉. This volume⁰́₉s introduction assesses elements of Anglo-Venetian contacts between 1450 and 1600 and examines some specific topics, such as: the leading role of Venetian naval experts in attempts in 1545 to salvage Henry VIII⁰́₉s flagship the Mary Rose; a first-hand account by an English visitor⁰́₉s servant of the disastrous and lethal 1575⁰́₃7 outbreak of the plague at Venice; and, during the build-up to the Spanish Armada, the impressive international reach of the Venetian intelligence service which enabled the doge and Council to remain well informed about both Spanish and English plans. In addition to the colour plates, illustrating the brilliant artistic achievements of Venetian art by Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, the volume includes a selection of engravings of Venetian life from the renowned collections of Giacomo Franco. A wide range of illustrations is also included from important early maps of Venice, by Erhard Reuwich for Bernard von Breydenbach⁰́₉s Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam (1486), Hartmann Schedel⁰́₉s Liber chronicarum (1493), Jacopo de⁰́₉ Barbari⁰́₉s aerial view of Venice (1500) and the stunning map of Venice in Civitates orbis terrarum (1572⁰́₃1617) by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg. Perhaps most remarkable is that many of the locations, buildings, religious objects and artistic treasures described in this volume may still be seen today by visitors to this unique Italian city, renowned for centuries as ⁰́₈La Serenissima⁰́₉.
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