This article takes its cue from the researches included in the volume ed. by W. Panciera, Questioni di confine e terre di frontiera in area veneta. Secoli XVI-XVIII (Milano 2009). It deals with some issues about the formation and the conservation of the borders of the Republic of Venice during the early modern age, in particular focusing on the consequences the practices concerning the border had on the transformation of the modern state.
Keywords: Territory, bounadaries, borders, modern State