Șerban V. Marin is Head of department at the National Archives of Romania in Bucharest. He is also member of the Istituto Romeno di Cultura in Venice. His scientific activity focuses on the Venetian chronicles, the Venetian-Byzantine relationship up to 1261, the classical crusades, etc. Between 2008 and 2012, he edited the chronicle of Giovanni Giacomo Caroldo (five volumes). He published Il mito delle origini. La cronachistica veneziana e la mitologia politica della città lagunare nel medio evo, issued at Aracne editrice in 2017. He has written more than fifty articles dealing with various respects of the Venetian chronicles and the way in which they reflect the Venetian past.