Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-246) and index.
The office of Doge and the civic tomb -- Ruler of Romania: the tomb of Jacopo Tiepolo by the door of the Dominicans -- Ruler of Civitas: the tomb of Marino Maorsini in Mark's vestibule -- Ruler of the seas, triumphant in Civitas: the tomb of Ranieri Zeno at SS. Giovanni e Paolo -- Who rules Christ's realm? -- The thaumaturgical ruler in the baptistery: the tomb of Giovanni Soranzo in San Marco -- The Doge and the Franciscans: the tomb of Francesco Dandolo in the chapter house of the Frari -- The Doge in the divine plan: Andrea Dandolo's program for San Marco -- The cappella maggiore of SS. Giovanni e Paolo as mausoleum of the Doges: ducal display in a patrician context -- Appendix 1. Early and not-early ducal tombs and ducal tomb inscriptions -- Appendix 2. The tiepolo inscription: a fifteenth-century addition to the tomb.