9781566566117

A Traveller's History Of Venice

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    9781566566117

  • ISBN10:

    1566566118

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-09-30
  • Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc
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Summary

A Traveller’s History of Venice offers a concise and readable overview of the history of Venice from the fifth century AD to the present day. The main theme is the unique place that Venice has occupied in the history of Europe in general and in Italy in particular. While Venice has been politically part of united Italy since 1866, its development tied it as much to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant as to the Italian peninsula. It is this rich cultural mix that has made Venice such a fascinating, magical place. With a historical gazetteer, chronology of major events, and special reference features on the islands in the lagoon, the history of the gondola, Venice’s churches, museums and art galleries, this book is an invaluable companion to students and visitors to this unique city.

Author Biography

Peter Mentzel is currently Associate Professor of European and Near Eastern History at Utah State University.

Table of Contents

Barbarians and refugees, 450-828p. 9
The republic and St. Mark, 828-1095p. 25
The Crusades, 1095-1261p. 45
The struggle for the empire, 1261-1400p. 67
The imperial age, 1400-1571p. 95
A glorious decline, 1571-1699p. 123
The twilight of the republic, 1700-1797p. 151
Venice and the modern world, from 1797p. 171
Chronology of major eventsp. 197
List of dogesp. 203
Churches and synagoguesp. 207
Historic buildings and museumsp. 215
Bridgesp. 219
The outer islandsp. 223
Gondolas and boats of the lagoonp. 227
Glimpses of post-modern Venicep. 231
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