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Venice, Crete, and the Birth of the Modern World

March 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Between 1204 and 1669, Crete (the largest Greek island) was under the control of the Republic of Venice, an upstart maritime power now most remembered for its role in the Italian Renaissance. And Crete was an important part of Venice’s late medieval and early modern cultural flourishing. Join this NHM Discussion to learn more about the story of Venetian Crete and how this crossroads of East and West helped give birth to the modern world.


Chicago, IL United States