Venice Transfigured: The Myth of Venice in British Culture, 1660-1797

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 13, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 262 pages
Venice Transfigured examines changing representations of Venice and the Venetian Republic in Britain from the s17th century until the collapse of the Serene Republic in 1797, a period in which Venice was an ideological reference point and a potent cultural symbol. In the British political imagination, Venice became an important cultural site where politics and culture converged. This approach incorporates visual culture, festivity and ritual, history and historical myth, resulting in a multifaceted work that illuminates the relationship between political ideology and cultural production.

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John Eglin is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Montana. He is presently conducting research on the life and career of Richard “Beau” Nash, Master of Ceremonies at the Georgian resort of Bath.

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