THE LAST DAYS OF BYZANTIUM | Splendour and decline of an Empire

2018dom25Nov(Nov 25)10:00 AMmar05Mar(Mar 5)5:30 PMGLI ULTIMI GIORNI DI BISANZIO - THE LAST DAYS OF BYZANTIUMSplendore e declino di un Impero - Splendour and decline of an EmpireBiblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Piazzetta S. Marco, 7Tipi di eventi:Mostre in corso

This project based on the history and destinyof the glorious Byzantine Empire, from 25 November to 5 March 2019, up to its last days, springs from fruitfulcollaboration between the München-Freising Diocese Museum, the Venice National Marciana Library and other important European institutions.

up to its last days, springs from fruitful collaboration between the München-Freising Diocese Museum, the Venice National Marciana Library and other important European institutions.

The exhibition illustrates the significance of the journey by Emperor Manuel II (1399-1403) and of his diplomatic gifts, in eight sections, against the background of events leading to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, showing the intense cultural exchange between Europe – and Venice in particular – and Byzantium, at the dawn of Humanism.

A short film introduces the dramatic situation of Byzantium in the last decades before the fall of Constantinople.

Catalogue (in German): Sieveking.

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