Queue

Related Tags

VIU Lectures 2013: Venice and Veneto region after 1866Add to Queue

  • Posted by : univiu

  • I
  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

0 Views

  • #
  • Share
  • Share

Prof. Gianni Toniolo, Professor of Economic History at Duke University, gave a lecture on "Building a National Economy: Venice and the Veneto after 1866". After 1815, Venice did not fit the geopolitical interests of the Hapsburg Empire: it slid into irrelevance as a minor harbor within a marginal sea. Recovery came only at the end of the century and was accelerated by the Great War and far-sighted, if controversial, industrial choices. After the Second World War, Greater Venice could not be more different from Thomas Mann's Venice. A third transformation took place from the 1970s onward, less dynamic than the previous one, perhaps fit to the post-modern era. The future hangs in the balance: it will be decided by transport infrastructures, the revival of the port, the re-use of huge areas on the Lagoon's edge, the vitality of the university and other cultural institutions.

See More...

Add a comment, ask a question...

 Post to Facebook