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 many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ?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

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Reclams Rote Reihe – Fremdsprachentexte

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Reclam Verlag
  • ISBN: 3159608956
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 184
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"Der Kaufmann von Venedig" zählt zwar - wegen des glücklichen Endes - zu Shakespeares Komödien, aber die dominierende Figur des Juden Shylock trägt offenbar Züge, die das Stück durchaus der Tragödie annähern. Venedig und Belmont bilden zudem zwei faszinierende Gegenwelten, aus denen das "Problemstück" seine dramatische Spannung bezieht. Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.

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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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

A Contested Bohemia in Los Angeles

  • Author: Andrew Deener
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226140008
  • Category: History
  • Page: 306
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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.

Cook's handbook to Venice

Cook's handbook to Venice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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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

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

History of the Floating City

  • Author: Joanne M. Ferraro
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521883598
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 268
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Following Venice's unique history from its foundation, this book analyzes the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. Joanne M. Ferraro illuminates how Venice's position at the crossroads of Asian, European, and North African exchange networks made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center.