Venice’s Secret Service – the worlds’ earliest centrally organised state intelligence service with Ioanna Iordanou

Event date and time: 20th October 2021, 6.30pm

This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

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Venice’s Secret Service played a pivotal role in the defence of the Venetian empire. The Council of Ten were Venice’s spy chiefs, running intelligence and covert operations, deploying analysis, cryptography and steganography, cryptanalysis, and even developing lethal substances. Ioanna Iordannou’s acclaimed history Venice’s Secret Service, draws on archival documents in Venice, Rome, Simancas and London.

Ioanna Iordanou’s acclaimed history Venice’s Secret Service (OUP, 2019) draws on archival documents in Venice, Rome, Simancas and London.

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