Group 4: 1740 as Seen from the Necrologi

Context The primary source for this project was the register of death records (registro dei Necrologi) from the year 1740 produced by the Provveditori alla Sanità, an office of Venetian government. The purpose of the Necrologi was to monitor public health and to prevent contagion.  The priority of the record keepers was to identify the cause of each death in the city in…

Dorit Raines on Venetian families

Sources for 1740? Dorit Raines cames to the Fall School with several documents extremely relevant for the subject “Venice 1740” among them a book published in 1741, called the La Storia Dell’Anno MDCCXL. She also showed the Caneletto’s painting “the reception of French Ambassador” and the “Forestiere Illuminato,” a guide by Giovanni Battisti Albrizzi and the journal…