EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “A Crown Without a King: A Short History of the Doges of Venice”
Presented by Ross King
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
The Venetian Republic lasted more than a thousand years—longer than any other republic in history. One of the great secrets of its success was the institution of the Doge, a figure with all the trappings of a king but few of the actual powers. This lecture looks at the special role played by “Messer lo Doge” in Venetian politics, history and culture, with emphasis on his powers and limitations, and on those moments when the safeguards on this office were tested almost to destruction by ambitious politicians.
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
- Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.