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https://flic.kr/p/8tstEw | desdemona | A story of love, racism, jealousy and betrayal. Desdemona is a character in Othello, the Moor of Venice, a tragedy by William Shakespeare. She is a Venetian beauty who enrages and disappoints her father, a Venetian senator, when she elopes with Othello, a man several years her senior and not of her race but a brave general in the Venetian military. When her husband is deployed to Cyprus in the service of the Republic of Venice, Desdemona accompanies…

https://flic.kr/p/8tstEw | desdemona | A story of love, racism, jealousy and betrayal. Desdemona is a character in Othello, the Moor of Venice, a tragedy by William Shakespeare. She is a Venetian beauty who enrages and disappoints her father, a Venetian senator, when she elopes with Othello, a man several years her senior and not of her race but a brave general in the Venetian military. When her husband is deployed to Cyprus in the service of the Republic of Venice, Desdemona accompanies…

Vittore Carpaccio, 1502 - 07: The Departure of Ceyx (Detail).  - -  Still has a very high waist and tight, three part, tie on sleeves as of 1502.

Venice, Republic of Venice Vittore Carpaccio, 1502 - The Departure of Ceyx (Detail) London, National Gallery

Venice, The Republic of Venice, Cesare Vecellio, Costume of Venetian women, 1550, From "De gli Habiti antichi et moderni di Diverse Parti del Mondo" 1589-90

Venice, The Republic of Venice Cesare Vecellio, Costume of Venetian women, 1550 From "De gli Habiti antichi et moderni di Diverse Parti del Mondo" Reproduced by Dover Books as Vecellio's Renaissance Costume Book

1599.The Commonwealth and Government of Venice "translated out of Italian into English by Lewes Lewkenor Esquire".He was noted for his translations of courtly European literature. Particularly important was the translation of Gasparo Contarini's account of the Venetian republic,The Commonwealth and Government of Venice, which influenced contemporary writers including Shakespeare.

1599.The Commonwealth and Government of Venice "translated out of Italian into English by Lewes Lewkenor Esquire".He was noted for his translations of courtly European literature. Particularly important was the translation of Gasparo Contarini's account of the Venetian republic,The Commonwealth and Government of Venice, which influenced contemporary writers including Shakespeare.

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FCBTC / Venice, The Republic of Venice Vittore Carpaccio, 'Arrival of the English Ambassadors' (Detail Venice, Galleria dell' Accademia

During the 16th century, Dubrovnik Republic was at its peak and shipbuilding industry made almost 200 ships for the seas of the world. The citizens of Dubrovnik earned a reputation as very distinguished builders of great karaka and galleon ships. That’s why the name “Argosy” (derived from Ragusa, Dubrovnik s antic name) became a synonym for a great trading ship, likely referring specifically to a karaka. It is mentioned by Shakespeare in “The Merchant of Venice”. ©Romulic and Stojcic

During the 16th century, Dubrovnik Republic was at its peak and shipbuilding industry made almost 200 ships for the seas of the world. The citizens of Dubrovnik earned a reputation as very distinguished builders of great karaka and galleon ships. That’s why the name “Argosy” (derived from Ragusa, Dubrovnik s antic name) became a synonym for a great trading ship, likely referring specifically to a karaka. It is mentioned by Shakespeare in “The Merchant of Venice”. ©Romulic and Stojcic

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