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 many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ?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


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

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 Beach

Roman
Author: Philippe Besson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423414855
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
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Eine ganz und gar amerikanische Geschichte Der eine ist ein Polizeiinspektor in Los Angeles und mit einer Bibliothekarin verheiratet. Der andere heißt Jack Bell, wohnt mit einer rothaarigen Beauty am Maple Drive und gilt als der neue Star in Hollywood. Diese beiden Männer wären sich nie begegnet, gäbe es da nicht den Mord an einem Prostituierten in Beverly Hills. Als der Polizist vor der Villa am Maple Drive steht, weiß er noch nichts von der Liebe seines Lebens. Beeindruckend schildert Besson die Gefühle zweier Männer, die eigentlich alles voneinander trennt.

Venice

ein amerikanisches Tagebuch
Author: Armin Mueller-Stahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783746623191
Category:
Page: 222
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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: past and present


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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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

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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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.

The school of Venice


Author: Luigi Lanzi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Painting
Page: N.A
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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


Author: Dorothy Menpes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 222
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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.

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.

Der Kaufmann von Venedig / The Merchant Of Venice - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 802680936X
Category: Drama
Page: 288
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Othello, der Mohr von Venedig / Othello, the Moor of Venice - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026809335
Category: Drama
Page: 320
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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

An Accurate Account of the Fall of the Republic of Venice, and of the Circumstances Attending that Event

In which the French System of Undermining and Revolutionizing States is Exposed
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: France
Page: 287
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The Merchant of Venice

A Guide to the Play
Author: Vicki K. Janik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309441
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 273
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Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.