Note: Venice

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The Last Man, Edited by Steven E. Jones


Venice, a favorite city of both Byron and Shelley (see the latter's Julian and Maddalo), traditionally celebrated a ritual marriage ceremony symbolizing the union of its doges, or rulers, with the sea. The Turkish dominance of the eastern Mediterranean during the 17th and 18th centuries effectively displaced Venice's long-established power in the region.

Map of Mediterranean region

Published @ RC

October 1997