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The image and the city

City walls and fortified villages, humble homes and sumptuous manifestations of wealth and power were all subjected alike to a slow but inexorable process of change. These faithfully followed the rhythms of political circumstances, influenced by the spread of cultural models. Much more than literary celebrations or the self-satisfaction of governors, the changing appearance of cities and territories indicated the limits of the success of the Serenissima's influence, and the independent character of the local ruling classes.

Venezia e il mare
Le isole, le fortezze, le difese contro i Turchi
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