PRESENTED BY THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSITITUTE
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 6 PM
The Golden Age of the Venetian Republic
'Venice and the Ottoman Empire"
with Alessandro Barbero
"Freedom of Thought in Renaissance Venice"
with Edward Muir Jr.
Italian Cultural Institute
In talks that explore La Serenissima’s social, cultural, and political history, bestselling Italian historian and novelist Alessandro Barbero views Venice’s relationship with the Ottoman Empire through the lens of the epic Battle of Lepanto in 1571, while Edward Muir Jr. examines the remarkably free exchange of ideas that flourished in Venice—some of them incendiary.