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
View: 4264
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 many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ?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.


A New History
Author: Thomas F. Madden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101601132
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 7038
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

Author: Frederic Chapin Lane
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801814600
Category: History
Page: 505
View: 7070
"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

Othello the Moor of Venice

Author: Shakespeare (William)
Publisher: N.A
Page: 102
View: 6626


A Cultural and Literary Companion
Author: Martin Garrett
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669298
Category: Popular culture
Page: 243
View: 2851
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


its individual growth from the earliest beginnings to the fall of the republic
Author: Pompeo Molmenti
Publisher: N.A
Category: Venice (Italy)
Page: N.A
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Author: Elayne Alexander
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738569666
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 4627
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.

History of Venice

Author: Pietro Bembo
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674022836
Category: History
Page: 357
View: 1151
Bembo (1470-1547), a Venetian nobleman, later a Roman Catholic cardinal, was the most celebrated Latin stylist of his day and was widely admired for his writings in Italian. The History of Venice was published posthumously, in Latin and in his own Italian version. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation.


A Contested Bohemia in Los Angeles
Author: Andrew Deener
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226140024
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 5998
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.


The Hinge of Europe, 1081-1797
Author: William H. McNeill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226561542
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 6381
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


ein amerikanisches Tagebuch
Author: Armin Mueller-Stahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783746623191
Page: 222
View: 6011

Once Upon a Time in Venice

Author: Monique Roy
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595860074
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
View: 8355
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.

Byzantium and Venice

A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Author: Donald M. Nicol
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521428941
Category: History
Page: 465
View: 1642
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.


Including the Islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello, the Lido, and the Villas on the Brenta
Author: Touring club italiano
Publisher: Touring Editore
ISBN: 9788836515172
Category: Travel
Page: 175
View: 2586
For over a century, the Touring Club of Italy has been publishing the country's most authoritative guidebooks and maps. The Heritage Series is the expert's guide to travel and sightseeing in Italy. Each volume includes museums, town histories, churches, landmarks, and archaeological sites. There are dozens of maps that give an overview of each city, plus detailed neighborhood plans. Listings of accommodations and restaurants are complete with addresses, price ranges, hours, and phone and fax numbers.

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
View: 4794

Description of the View of Venice

Author: Henry Aston Barker
Publisher: N.A
Category: Venice (Italy)
Page: 9
View: 555

Venice, Austria, and the Turks in the Seventeenth Century

Author: Kenneth Meyer Setton
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9780871691927
Category: History
Page: 502
View: 7087
Kenneth M. Setton. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 192. Cloth 7 x 10. $35. Masterful study of Crusades & Papacy & the Levant specialist who uses Venetian archives among others to present Venetian relations with the Ottoman Empire. Shows their successes against the Turks as consequences of Austria's victories in Eastern Europe. Material on Venice is heretofore unpublished & all is presented in Setton's usual thorough & interesting manner. The Lines of Nazca.


Author: Alethea Wiel
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417934119
Category: History
Page: 516
View: 2500
1894. A volume from the Story of the Nations, a series of Historical Studies intended to present in graphic narratives the stories of the different nations that have attained prominence in history. In story form the current of each national life is distinctly indicated, and its picturesque and noteworthy periods and episodes are presented for the reader in their philosophical relations to each other as well as to universal history. Wiel divides the story of Venice into three periods: the first from 697 to 1172 comprises the dawn of the ducal power, of the councils and of the whole process of administration culminating in the formation of the Great Council. The second period is the period of Venice's increase of might, and the attainment of her greatest glory. It closes with the fall of Constantinople and the end of Foscari's dukedom, when a mistaken policy and ambition undermined the strength and power of the Republic by leading her from concentrating her energies on the sea, to enlarging her domains on the mainland. And the third period records the slow downward course of the story, brightened though with occasional flashes of the old spirit and greatness making themselves felt through the gloom of decay.

Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797

Author: Stefano Carboni,Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300124309
Category: History
Page: 374
View: 9907
From 828, when Venetian merchants carried home from Alexandria the stolen relics of St. Mark, to the fall of the Venetian Republic to Napoleon in 1797, the visual arts in Venice were dramatically influenced by Islamic art. Because of its strategic location on the Mediterranean, Venice had long imported objects from the Near East through channels of trade, and it flourished during this particular period as a commercial, political, and diplomatic hub. This monumental book examines Venice's rise as the "bazaar of Europe" and how and why the city absorbed artistic and cultural ideas that originated in the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828–1797 features a wide range of fascinating images and objects, including paintings and drawings by familiar Venetian artists such as Bellini, Carpaccio, and Tiepolo; beautiful Persian and Ottoman miniatures; and inlaid metalwork, ceramics, lacquer ware, gilded and enameled glass, textiles, and carpets made in the Serene Republic and the Mamluk, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Together these exquisite objects illuminate the ways Islamic art inspired Venetian artists, while also highlighting Venice's own views toward its neighboring region. Fascinating essays by distinguished scholars and conservators offer new historical and technical insights into this unique artistic relationship between East and West.

Venice Beach

Author: Philippe Besson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423414855
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 7920
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.