Cosmopolitan Early Modern Venice | Newberry

Cosmopolitan Early Modern Venice

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:30 am to noon

Ruggles Hall

Edward Muir and Kaya Sahin
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Open to the Public

Venice during the early modern era expanded its position as a major crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa. A commercial powerhouse, the independent republic mediated between Roman, Protestant, and Byzantine Christian as well as Islamic lands. Despite the often profound religious animosities between the Muslim and Christian worlds, the Ottomans and Venetians displayed an unusually cosmopolitan attitude toward the culture, language, and faith of each other.

Edward Muir and Kaya Sahin will discuss the unique role played by Venice during this great era of religious change.

This program is part of Religious Change, 1450 - 1700, a multidisciplinary project exploring how religion and print made the medieval world modern. The project is generously supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; registration required.

Register online using this form by 8 am Saturday, October 28.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, non-registered individuals will be permitted to enter about ten minutes before the event’s start. Questions? Contact us at or 312-255-3610.