Literary Heritage

Literary Heritage

Commercio e navigazione nel Medioevo

Written by Marco Tangheroni, the book is about the maritime trade from ancient Mediterranean civilisations to the threshold of the great season of travel and exploration of the modern age. We witness the rise and fall of the great empires – from the Byzantine to the Arab, from the Turkish to the Chinese -, we…

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Malvasia

Malvasia written by Francesco Molinari. Molinari emphasises in the book the relevance to the spread of Malvasia in Venice.As we know, the Venetians, during the coup d’état in Constantinople in which Emperor Alexius IV was dethroned, succeeded in obtaining the island of Crete (Candia) for the Venetians following various agreements, and it has always been…

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Naufragés

Translated from the Venetian and introduced by Claire Judde de Larivière, member of the Scientific Committee of Via Querinissima. In April 1431, the nef Querina, a Venetian ship, left Crete for Flanders with sixty-eight men on board. The voyage was to last ten months. Eighteen months later, only eleven terrified survivors returned to Venice. We…

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Serenissimo Baccalà

Written by Ermanno Tagliapietra and Michela Dal Borgo: Baccalà (dried cod) is one of the traditional dishes of Italian cuisine, especially that of the Veneto region. Tasty, different, popular and refined at the same time. Each region has its own typical recipe and cooks it in its own way: white or red, Venetian or Vicenza…

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Røst. Ytterst i Lofoten

“There is hardly a more mythical island kingdom in Norway than Røst – the island kingdom at the far end of Lofoten. Arriving by sea, Røst can seem like the fabled hollow land of Utrøst, as the rooftops gradually rise out of the sea, surrounded by steep, fairytale-like mountains.” MORE INFO

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Et Skibbrudd Pa Røst

“From the third of February to the 14th of May 1432 we were in the first circle of paradise, to the shame and disgrace of the kingdoms of Italy.” The nobleman Pietro Querini set out with his merchant ship from Crete, heading for Flanders.  A winter storm drove them out into the Atlantic, and in…

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Querinis beretning

“Pietro Querini was a nobleman and merchant from Venice. He is known from his own account of the voyage in January 1432 when he drifted ashore off Røst in Lofoten, probably on the uninhabited Sandøya island.  The fully loaded ship with 68 men on board had sailed from Crete on 25 April the previous year.…

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Bacalà

“Written by Anna Alberati, the book is a quick trip into the world of Bacalà (or Stoccafisso) in Venice: from the amazement of the Venetian nobleman, merchant and shipwrecked Pietro Querini when he saw on a cold Norwegian island a strange air-dried fish as hard as a stick called Stokfis to the transformation of this into…

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Tørrfisk

“Written by Ann Cecile Pedersen and Einar Stamnes, the book was written on the stockfish island of Røst. Here we follow the annual cycle of stockfish – from the cod being hauled over the line by skilled and quality-conscious fishermen, taken ashore, gutted, blocked and hung on racks for wind and weather, brought in as…

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I misteri del ragno

“The book by Otello Fabris represents the text with the most thorough and documented investigation of the history of codfish. A true investigation of every aspect, every trail, every path, every reference text or essay. A cultural, important book that goes beyond the cod itself. Very interesting iconographic book. MORE INFO

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Skrei – il viaggio

“Valentina Tamborra, a Milanese photojournalist with great sensitivity, builds a very special bridge between Italy and Norway using cod fishing as the link. The photographer traces the journey made in the 15th century by the noble Venetian merchant Pietro Querini who, shipwrecked in the Lofoten Islands, discovers the hospitality of the fishermen and the merits…

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Alla larga da Venezia

“Alla larga da Venezia by Piovan and Giliberto recounts about the vassel Gemma Quirina, carrying sixty-eight sailors, laden with wine and spices, does not reach its destination in Flanders, but drifts into the ocean in the middle of winter. Eleven castaways are welcomed to the paradisiacal island of Røst, beyond the Arctic Circle. This is…

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1432. Il veneziano che scoprì il bacalà

“1432. Il veneziano che scoprì il bacalà by Paolo Cozzi, recounts the adventures of Pietro Querini, a Venetian gentleman and merchant, who sailed from Candia (Crete) to Flanders in 1431. The vassel, the Gemma Quirina, loaded with wine and spices and with sixty-eight sailors on board, never reached its destination, instead ending up adrift in…

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«Infeliçe e sventuratta coca Querina»

“1431. The cot of Venetian patrician Pietro Querini, bound for Flanders, goes off course due to a series of violent fortunals and is abandoned in the middle of the sea by its sailors.  Only a few survivors landed on a rock in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, far beyond the Arctic Circle, and – shipwrecked – were…

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Il naufragio della Querina

“The Venetian merchant vassel Querina departs in 1431 from Crete under the command of Pietro Querini with 68 crewmen. The Querina is bound for Flanders but never reaches her destination. Doubling Cape Finisterre it is pushed north by headwinds. Then the storm begins its work of destruction. It breaks the rudder rips the sails. The…

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