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Papering over protest: Contentious politics and archival suppression in early modern Venice

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This article studies the intertwined processes of popular protest and archival suppression in early modern Venice. It concentrates on a cycle of contention extending over several months in 1569, including a labour protest that started among the workers of the state shipyard and turned into a large revolt, anonymous placards and food riots. Such was the extent of the unrest that a major explosion in the shipyard raised suspicion of sabotage. Eventually, the government had to capitulate to the ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/pastj/gtab040

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Past and Present Journal website
Article number:
gtab040
Publication date:
2022-02-19
Acceptance date:
2021-09-20
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EISSN:
1477-464X
ISSN:
0031-2746
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1209890
Local pid:
pubs:1209890
Deposit date:
2021-11-17

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