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Venice: Lion City

Venice: Lion City

The Religion of Empire

  • Author: Garry Wills
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439122121
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Garry Wills's Venice: Lion City is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens, which it resembled in its combination of art and sea empire. Venice: Lion City presents a new way of relating the history of the city through its art and, in turn, illuminates the art through the city's history. It is illustrated with more than 130 works of art, 30 in full color. Garry Wills gives us a unique view of Venice's rulers, merchants, clerics, laborers, its Jews, and its women as they created a city that is the greatest art museum in the world, a city whose allure remains undiminished after centuries. Like Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches, on the Dutch culture in the Golden Age, Venice: Lion City will take its place as a classic work of history and criticism.

Venice, A Maritime Republic

Venice, A Maritime Republic

  • Author: Frederic Chapin Lane
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801814600
  • Category: History
  • Page: 505
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"Frederic Lane has achieved what is the often unfulfilled dream of every historian who has devoted his entire work to the exploration of partial aspects of a single broad subject: he has given us a comprehensive, thoughtful, readable, beautifully illustrated general history of Venice from the origins to the beginning of decline." -- Speculum

Venice

Venice

A Documentary History, 1450-1630

  • Author: David Sanderson Chambers,Jennifer Fletcher,Brian S. Pullan,Renaissance Society of America
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802084248
  • Category: History
  • Page: 484
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This work presents important sources ? many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ? for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Venice

Venice

  • Author: Beryl De Zoete,Mrs. Mary Sturge Gretton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 335
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Venice

Venice

its individual growth from the earliest beginnings to the fall of the republic

  • Author: Pompeo Molmenti
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Venice (Italy)
  • Page: N.A
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History of Venice

History of Venice

  • Author: Pietro Bembo
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674022843
  • Category: History
  • Page: 407
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Bembo (1470 1547), a Venetian nobleman, later a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, was the most celebrated Latin stylist of his day and was widely admired for his writings in Italian as well. Named official historian of Venice in 1529, Bembo began to compose in Latin his continuation of the city s history in twelve books, covering the years from 1487 to 1513. The "History of Venice" was published after Bembo s death. This edition, in a projected three volumes, makes it available for the first time in English translation."

Venice from the Ground Up

Venice from the Ground Up

  • Author: James H MCGREGOR
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674023338
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 361
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The history of Venice is told in this narrative that follows a chronological and geographical organization so that the city's growth and evolution can be traced chapter by chapter and readers can explore it district by district on foot and by boat.

A History of Venice

A History of Venice

  • Author: John Julius Norwich
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141936789
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times.

Cook's handbook to Venice

Cook's handbook to Venice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: N.A
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Venice and the Defense of Republican Liberty

Venice and the Defense of Republican Liberty

Renaissance Values in the Age of the Counter Reformation

  • Author: William James Bouwsma,Sather Professor of History William J Bouwsma
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520052215
  • Category: History
  • Page: 670
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Byzantium and Venice

Byzantium and Venice

A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations

  • Author: Donald M. Nicol
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521428941
  • Category: History
  • Page: 465
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This book traces the diplomatic, cultural, and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice from the foundation of the Venetian Republic to the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. It aims to show how, with the encouragement of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the Venetians came to dominate first the Genoese and thereafter the whole Byzantine economy. At the same time, the author points to those important cultural and, above all, political reasons why the relationship between the two states was always inherently unstable.

If Venice Dies

If Venice Dies

  • Author: Salvatore Settis
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487001576
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
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What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by the internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Pearl of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large. Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown — there’s now only one resident for every 140 visitors — and Venice’s fragile fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourists and those who profit from them. In If Venice Dies, a fiery blend of history and cultural analysis, Settis argues that “hit-and-run” visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks. He warns that Western civilization’s prime achievements face impending ruin from mass tourism and global cultural homogenization. This is a passionate plea to secure Venice’s future, written with consummate authority, wide-ranging erudition and élan.

Venice

Venice

A New History

  • Author: Thomas F. Madden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101601132
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeur Thomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city’s humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub. Madden explores all aspects of Venice’s breathtaking achievements: the construction of its unparalleled navy, its role as an economic powerhouse and birthplace of capitalism, its popularization of opera, the stunning architecture of its watery environs, and more. He sets these in the context of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, the endless waves of Crusades to the Holy Land, and the awesome power of Turkish sultans. And perhaps most critically, Madden corrects the stereotype of Shakespeare’s money-lending Shylock that has distorted the Venetian character, uncovering instead a much more complex and fascinating story, peopled by men and women whose ingenuity and deep faith profoundly altered the course of civilization.

Venice

Venice

  • Author: Jonathan Keates
  • Publisher: Random House (UK)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Venice (Italy)
  • Page: 198
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The author leads the reader along a sequence of Venetian trails, including familiar landmarks like the great Tintoretto-hung Scuola di San Rocco or the mosaics of Torcello, as well as the more secret haunts of ghosts, mysteries, scandals and superstitions. Venice, under his guidance, is revealed as a place of discovery, a living city at the heart of an open-air museum.

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice

  • Author: Edward Muir
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691102009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
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Myth of Venice - Myth and ritual - Government by ritual - Social relationships - Scuole - Cittadini - The golden book - Festivals in Renaissance Venice - Festival of the twelve Marys - Procession of Redentore - Feast of Saint Justina.

Venice

Venice

  • Author: Elayne Alexander
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738569666
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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From the marshy savannahs of the Pacific coastal tidelands sprang the most amazing Venetian resort of the post-Victorian era. New Jerseyborn Abbot Kinney aimed to create a cultural renaissance in 1905 on the sandy shores of Santa Monica Bay. But when the residents of Los Angeles County werent interested, a carnival-like atmosphere replaced Kinneys opera singers, philosophers, and orators. Through the subsequent 100-plus years, the small resort had both extreme highs and lows, but it still prevails as an unparalleled fantasy by the sea.

Venice & Antiquity

Venice & Antiquity

The Venetian Sense of the Past

  • Author: Patricia Fortini Brown
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300067003
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 361
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Drawing on such remains of vernacular culture as inscriptions, medals, travellers accounts, and antique writings, as well as the art of the period, this text focuses on Venice's Golden Age and shows how it was influenced by antiquity, by its Byzantine heritage and by its own historical experience.

Venice

Venice

from Canaletto and Turner to Monet

  • Author: Martin Schwander,Fondation Beyeler
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 222
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Edited by Martin Schwander. Text by Alan Chong, Anne Distel, Gottfried Boehm.

Venice

Venice

Pure City

  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307473790
  • Category: History
  • Page: 403
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An evocative portrait of Italy's "City of Water" draws on historical and cultural sources to provide richly detailed descriptions of everything from Venice's canals and bridges to its churches and marketplaces, citing the events and people that have shaped its evolution. Reprint.

A Thousand Days in Venice

A Thousand Days in Venice

An Unexpected Romance

  • Author: Marlena de Blasi
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 1616202750
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando. This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing.