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Venice and Venetia under the Habsburgs: 1815-1835

David Laven


This work deals principally with the fate of Venice and Venetia during the first twenty years of the so-called second Austrian domination. It begins by providing background to the period, by examining the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, and its early experiences of foreign domination during the Napoleonic era. It then focuses on the nature of Habsburg rule during the reign of Francis I. Challenging longstanding assumptions about the supposedly repressive and exploitative and nature of Austrian control, it highlights the difficulties faced by the authorities in balancing the needs of Ven ... More

Keywords: Venice, Venetia, Kingdom of Habsburgs, Risorgimento, Napoleon, Francis I, 1848 revolutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Laven, author
Lecturer in Modern History, University of Reading
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