Friday, April 12, 2013
Crete as seen through the lens of Venetian period maps
The Venetian hegemony over Crete from the 14th through 17th centuries left a lasting imprint on many areas and aspects of the island. It was also spawned many maps. The humanistic foundations of the Renaissance and of the Enlightenment influenced what was depicted on these maps. Thus, they represent an important source of information on the economic and the ideological history of the last two centuries of Venetian rule.
The lecture will be held at the Historical Archive building of Hellenic Archaeological Service at Psaromylingou 22 on the border between the Kerameikos and Psyrri. The Theseion train station is nearby. The public is most welcome to attend!