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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 many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ?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

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, 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

History of Venice

History of Venice

  • Author: Pietro Bembo
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674022836
  • Category: Venice (Italy)
  • Page: 357
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Pietro 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. His early dialogue on the subject of love greatly influenced the development of the literary vernacular, as did his Prose della volgar lingua (1525). From 1513 to 1521 he served Pope Leo X as Latin secretary and became known as the leading advocate of Ciceronian Latin in Europe and of the Tuscan dialect within Italy. He was named official historian of Venice in 1529 and began to compose in Latin his continuation of the city's history in twelve books, covering the years from 1487 to 1513. Although the work chronicles internal politics and events, much of it is devoted to the external affairs of Venice, principally conflicts with other European states (France, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, Milan, and the papacy) and with the Turks in the East. The History of Venice was published after Bembo's death, in Latin and in his own Italian version. This edition, in a projected three volumes, makes it available for the first time in English translation.

VENICE THE CITY OF THE SEA,

VENICE THE CITY OF THE SEA,

  • Author: EDMUND FLAGG
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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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)
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Cook's handbook to Venice

Cook's handbook to Venice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Venice from the Ground Up

Venice from the Ground Up

  • Author: James H MCGREGOR,James H McGregor
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674040848
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Venice came to life on mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. Protected in a tidal estuary from invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen and traders who settled there crafted a way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. In an astonishing feat of narrative history, James H. S. McGregor recreates this world, with its waterways rather than roads and its livelihood harvested from the sea. The narrative follows both a chronological and geographical organization, so that readers can trace the city's evolution by chapter and visitors can explore it by district on foot and by boat.

Venice

Venice

A Contested Bohemia in Los Angeles

  • Author: Andrew Deener
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226140024
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Nestled between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, Venice is a Los Angeles community filled with apparent contradictions. There, people of various races and classes live side by side, a population of astounding diversity bound together by geographic proximity. From street to street, and from block to block, million dollar homes stand near housing projects and homeless encampments; and upscale boutiques are just a short walk from the (in)famous Venice Beach where artists and carnival performers practice their crafts opposite cafés and ragtag tourist shops. In Venice: A Contested Bohemia in Los Angeles, Andrew Deener invites the reader on an ethnographic tour of this legendary California beach community and the people who live there. In writing this book, the ethnographer became an insider; Deener lived as a resident of Venice for close to six years. Here, he brings a scholarly eye to bear on the effects of gentrification, homelessness, segregation, and immigration on this community. Through stories from five different parts of Venice—Oakwood, Rose Avenue, the Boardwalk, the Canals, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard— Deener identifies why Venice maintained its diversity for so long and the social and political factors that threaten it. Drenched in the details of Venice’s transformation, the themes and explanations will resonate far beyond this one city. Deener reveals that Venice is not a single locale, but a collection of neighborhoods, each with its own identity and conflicts—and he provides a cultural map infinitely more useful than one that merely shows streets and intersections. Deener's Venice appears on these pages fully fleshed out and populated with a stunning array of people. Though the character of any neighborhood is transient, Deener's work is indelible and this book will be studied for years to come by scholars across the social sciences.

Venice

Venice

an anthology guide

  • Author: Milton Grundy
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 204
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Unlike any other guide, this stunningly illustrated handbook conducts visitors around Venice using the observations and opinions of famous writers and art historians to enlighten them. Among the people it quotes are Vasari, Ruskin, Berenson, Wittkower, Dickens, Henry James, A. J. C. Hare, Otto Demus, Ernst Gombrich, Michael Levey, Cecil Gould, Hugh Honour, and James Morris. The book divides Venice up into seven walks and four excursions. These divisions are accompanied by eight clear maps so that people can see the maximum number of sights, even with limited time. The illustrations, mostly taken from old engravings, provide a fascinating historical perspective on the present-day versions of the scenes and buildings they represent.

Venice

Venice

  • Author: Dorothy Menpes
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465586091
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 222
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Venice

Venice

The Hinge of Europe, 1081-1797

  • Author: William H. McNeill
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226561542
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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In this magisterial history, National Book Award winner William H. McNeill chronicles the interactions and disputes between Latin Christians and the Orthodox communities of eastern Europe during the period 1081–1797. Concentrating on Venice as the hinge of European history in the late medieval and early modern period, McNeill explores the technological, economic, and political bases of Venetian power and wealth, and the city’s unique status at the frontier between the papal and Orthodox Christian worlds. He pays particular attention to Venetian influence upon southeastern Europe, and from such an angle of vision, the familiar pattern of European history changes shape. “No other historian would have been capable of writing a book as direct, as well-informed and as little weighed down by purple prose as this one. Or as impartial. McNeill has succeeded admirably.”—Fernand Braudel, Times Literary Supplement “The book is serious, interesting, occasionally compelling, and always suggestive.”—Stanley Chojnacki, American Historical Review

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.

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.

Myths of Venice

Myths of Venice

The Figuration of a State

  • Author: David Rosand
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807856635
  • Category: History
  • Page: 188
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Rosand explores the imagery that the Republic of Venice developed to represent itself as the ideal, serene state, founded with holy purpose and protected by divine favor. He argues that, Venice--more than any other political entity of the early modern period--shaped the visual imagination of political thought. This visualization of political ideals, and its reciprocal effect on the civic imagination, is the larger theme of the book. Time period: early modern period, esp. 13th-16th centuries.

Venice

Venice

who are the three?

  • Author: Sara Compton
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • ISBN: 9780070479975
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 97
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The reader travels to different eras in Venetian history to find and rescue Zy, a fellow Earth Inspector, who has been captured and brought before "The Three," the most dangerous personages in Venice.

Venice

Venice

A Cultural and Literary Companion

  • Author: Martin Garrett
  • Publisher: Signal Books
  • ISBN: 9781902669298
  • Category: Popular culture
  • Page: 243
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Martin Garrett explores the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Venice and the islands of the lagoon. Looking at the legacy of the city's Jewish, Greek, Slav and Armenian minorities, he recalls the exploits of such legendary figures as Casanova and Byron. He also assesses the successful struggle to preserve the city in the face of flood and corruption, and its important modern role as host of the Biennale and film festival. MARTIN GARRETT is the author of literary companions to Italy and Greece, and has written or edited a number of works on Renaissance and nineteenth-century writers, including Sidney, Byron and the Brownings

Once Upon a Time in Venice

Once Upon a Time in Venice

  • Author: Monique Roy
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9780595860074
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 64
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An intriguing, middle-grade chapter book that takes young readers, ages 9-12, on a physical and emotional journey to Venice, Italy. This enchanting story revolves around the relationship between Samuelle, a young boy, and his grandfather Leo. Leo has learned that he suffers from a terminal illness, and in his wistful skimming of artifacts from the past, he uncovers treasured mementos of his earliest years growing up in the romantic city of Venice. Sharing them with Samuelle, he infects the boy with an infatuation for the city, one they will both share when Leo decides to accept an invitation to participate in the annual Regatta, a rowing festival that his own great-grandfather had competed in with great success. The two embark on their journey without Samuelle knowing about Leo's illness, but Leo makes a promise to himself that it is in Venice, after he has passed on his knowledge and fondness for the city to his grandson, that he will reveal the truth about his fate. Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever. This beautiful, middle-grade chapter book will show young readers, ages 9-12, the strong impact and importance of family, love, and the community in our lives. Read this preteen book with your kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, and you will be instantly transported to the romantic city of Venice, Italy! The vivid descriptions of Venice enliven the story. From the food and the architecture to the art and the magical canals, you are right there in Venice, without the long flight and the icky airplane food! All adventurers wanted: preteen readers are taken on an emotional journey that is educational, sad, sweet and heartwarming, and opens their eyes to geography and cultures.

Venice

Venice

  • Author: Jack Altman,Barbara Ender-Jones
  • Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN: 9782884520690
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 80
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More than 400 bridges stitch together the islands that make up this dream of a city. The sublime setting ennobles Venice's palaces, churches and piazzas. For art lovers, a survey of the local talent -- Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto, Lotto and Canaletto -- is worth the trip. Take a cappuccino break in Piazza San Marco, Europes most sumptuous square.

The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto

The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto

  • Author: Jonathan Buckley
  • Publisher: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781843533023
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 448
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The Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto is the definitive handbook to Europe''s most beautiful city and its hinterland. The guide includes detailed accounts of all Venice''s monuments and museums, from San Marco to the far-flung islands. There is vivid background on the city''s history and culture, with the lowdown on the Biennale, Carnevale and other special events. For every area, there are comprehensive reviews of restaurants, bars and accommodation in every price range. Finally, there is detailed coverage of Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso and a host of other Veneto towns and sights.