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L’eredità di Marco Polo tra sentenze e tribunali

Nel segno di Marco Polo: Venezia 1324-2024

This year marks an important anniversary: the passing, in January of the year 1324, of Marco Polo, a Venetian of great renown. His adventurous experiences, later recounted in an equally famous text, "Il Milione," captured the attention of his contemporaries and passed down his memory through the centuries, reaching us today.
 
For the 700 years since the death of Marco Polo, the Municipality of Venice has initiated official celebrations that will extend for over a year, coordinating a schedule of initiatives promoted by public and private entities operating in the cultural sector. Within the official program of MarcoPolo700, the first series of meetings is also included, which the Ateneo Veneto wishes to dedicate to the great traveler.
 
With the mediation of some specialists who, through their studies, have had the opportunity to investigate and shed new light on that figure and on Venice of the early Trecento, the series "In the sign of Marco Polo: Venice 1324-2024," curated by Alessandra Schiavon, aims to propose a renewed interpretation of the context in which the figure of Marco Polo was placed, not only from a biographical and family point of view.
Indeed, the geographical and linguistic scope will be analyzed, as well as aspects related to the economy and daily life, and mercantile practices of a city/state that increasingly looks towards the world, including the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Through encounters with different peoples and civilizations, it will draw strength and wealth.
 
In that cosmopolitan Venice, the conditions matured for Nicolò, Matteo, and Marco Polo to face the great adventure of travels to the vast lands of the Gran Khan. They will then return to Venice, delivering invaluable treasures, extraordinary artifacts, and fabulous tales to the entire Europe.
 
All meetings are open to the public and do not require reservation.
 
 
 
PROGRAM
 
Thursday, March 14 - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
The legacy of Marco Polo: between judgments and courts
 
Alessandra Schiavon, formerly Archivio di Stato di Venezia
Venice, July 13, 1366: Fantina Polo seeks justice
 
Vittorio Formentin, University of Udine
The inventory of Marco Polo's movable assets as a linguistic document
 
 
 
 



All events of the review In the sign of Marco Polo: Venice 1324-2024

The image of the world at the time of Marco Polo

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Price: 
Free