The Snowball Revolt - Renassiance Politics in the Lagoon of Venice with Claire Judde


The Snowball Revolt - Renassiance Politics in the Lagoon of Venice with Claire Judde

In January 1511 an unusual event occurred on the small island of Murano. The 'snowball revolt', involved the small community of fishermen and glassmakers who rose up to challenge the patrician ruler of  the island. This story from Renaissance Venice is the starting point for an exploration of one of the lesser known areas of  the history of the Serenissima, one that tell us about the thousands of workers, artisans, officers, servants, men and women, who contributed to the shaping of politics and the institutions of the celebrated Republic.

Claire Judde de Larivière is senior lecturer at the University of Toulouse and honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She studies the social and political history of Renaissance Venice. She has recently published The Revolt of Snowballs. Murano confronts Venice, 1511 (transl. Thomas V. Cohen, Routledge, 2018).

This is a joint event with the British-Italian Society

Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm
Tickets and timings for 17 February 2020:
Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BE
Tickets: £18 Friends and members of the British-Italian Society, £20 Others - to include a glass of wine afterwards

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Picture: detail from Gabriele Bella, La laguna gelata nel 1708 a Venezia, Fondation Querini Stampalia, Venice

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