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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.

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