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Maggior Consiglio (Grand Council)
this was probably created in the late twelfth century. Initially based on an election system, it was reformed in 1297 and made into a hereditary council in 1319. In its early years the Grand Council was organised as the titular body of all power, but slowly began to surrender its own functions to the Senate, although preserving broad legislative powers on important matters. All Venetian nobles aged 25 and over sat on the Grand Council
transmission of a given inheritance and often noble title to preserve intact a family's holdings
fortified area at the extreme north-west of Morea
Veneto term referring to what we now know as the Peloponnese, the northern region of Greece

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