The accidental treasures of Venice
Venice, Italy — When I went through customs on my return from Venice, I had nothing to declare, no glass, no lace, no gondolier's striped shirt or straw hat. But I brought back something surprising, especially for a person without much religion ...
The Jews of Italy
Two distinguished mathematicians of my own family, Eugenio Elia and Beppo Levi, were inspired ... end of the fifteenth and during the sixteenth century. Contacts with the East always existed, especially in Venice and southern Italy, as long as Jews were ...
'Vampire' Plague Victim: Remains Found In 16th Century Venice Grave Spur Scientific Debate
Vampire superstitions were common when plague devastated ... and the plague ran rampant in Venice in 1576, killing as many as 50,000 people, nearly a third of the city, including famed Renaissance artist Titian. The gravediggers that ran across this ...
Was "Stereo" Born 400 Years Ago in Venice?
"Once we were sure that the models were ... but not as much as the people." The result is that the fast, polyphonic—or multipart—music performed in Venice during the Renaissance would have sounded much clearer in the church during these festive occasions.
Islam in the Renaissance
So if you were ... people, that's about 300 years later, we see this fertilisation happening mostly through Northern Italy, rather than from Spain. In other words, what becomes important during the Renaissance apparently, this corridor that goes between ...