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Candia (Crete)
eastern Mediterranean island which belonged to Venice until 1669
Captain Engineer
a new technical position which began to emerge in the early sixteenth century, in an attempt to overcome the traditional antagonism between military and technical roles in the preparation of defense structures
Captain of the Galleasses
naval position of primary importance in the career of patricians who had already held positions of lesser importance such as 'sopracomito' ('galley captain'), and Captain of Ships
Captain of the Infantrymen
post with responsibility for ordering and controlling land troops
covered part of the side of the ramparts which houses the battery
small centre in southern Dalmatia, it was situated in a strategic position between Dubrovnik and Dulcigno. It served as the headquarters for Venetian representatives, and covered a position of central importance in the control of the lower Adriatic
one of the Ionian islands, divided in 14 administrative districts ('balie'), and the headquarters for a provveditore and captain of Venetian nomination
cernide (ordinance, 'stratia', local militia)
militia made up of assorted local classes, including citizens, peasants, and feudal subjects. In the maritime dominion, the citizen militia was older than the rural militia: it dated back to the early sixteenth century, while country military organisation began to take shape in the 1570s
important administrative and military centre on the island of Candia
small island in the Aegean sea
Civil Council
an organisation in various cities in Venice's land and maritime divisions, in which different classes in the region took part, the number of participants and functions varying according to the location. The Civil Council was generally endowed with deliberating power on a series of matters concerning the city's internal organisation, and was often opposed by the governing Venetian representatives
central body of the Venetian power structure, made up of nine noblemen (3 'savi grandi', ('great wise men'), 3 'savi di terraferma; ('wise men from the mainland'), and 3 'savi agli ordini', ('wise men under orders') who were entrusted with the task of taking legislative proposals to the Senate and fixing the Senate's order of the day
Constantinople (Istanbul)
thriving capital of the Turkish empire. Throughout the modern era Venice sent a representative there ('bailo') who served on diplomatic missions of great delicacy
Corderie ('rope-factory')
section of the Arsenale used for construction, storage and preservation of the ropes used in the construction of ships and navigation
the largest centre of the Ionian islands, it was taken in 1386 and held until the fall of the Republic. It served as a sort of capital of the Ionian archipelago, and was the headquarters of the Provveditore generale of the islands, beginning in 1717
section of wall between the two closest sides of two different ramparts

Viaggio virtuale tra le fonti storiche veneziane
Rotta: Venezia e il Levante (sec XV - sec XVIII)
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