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Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Jacob Burckhardt famously described Venice as the mysterious city of 'political secrecy'. In his wake, generations of scholars have continued to point to the remarkable degree of secrecy maintained by Venetian officials where political matters were concerned. Such secrecy, they have claimed, was central to the survival of the early modern state. Keeping political informationContinue reading “Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics”