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Venice and its story

Author: Thomas Okey
Publisher: London : Toronto ; J.M. Dent and Sons ; New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1930.
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Genre/Form: History
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Okey, Thomas, 1852-1935.
Venice and its story.
London Toronto, J.M. Dent and sons, ltd.; New York, E.P. Dutton & co., inc. 1930
(OCoLC)565226084
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Okey
OCLC Number: 1598311
Notes: Plate facing page 186 accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.
First published 1903.
Description: xix, 325 p., [51] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The story. The foundation at Rialto --
St. Mark the patron of Venice ; the brides of St. Mark ; conquest of Dalmatia ; limitation of the doge's power --
Expansion in the east ; reconciliation of Pope Alexander III and the Emperor Barbarossa ; the wedding of the Adriatic --
Enrico Dandolo and the capture of Constantinople --
Peace and war ; the Holy Inquisition ; conflict with the Genoese; loss of Constantinople --
The duel with Genoa ; the closing of the Great Council --
The oligarchy ; commercial supremacy ; the Bajamonte Conspiracy ; the Council of the Ten ; the prisons --
Conquests of the mainland ; execution of Marin Faliero ; the fall of Genoa --
Aggression on the mainland ; arrest and execution of Carmagnola ; the two Foscari --
The Turkish terror ; acquisition of Cyprus ; discovery of the Cape route to India ; the French invasions ; the League of Cambrai ; decline of Venice --
Loss of Cyprus ; Lepanto ; Paolo Sarpi ; attack on the Ten ; loss of Crete ; temporary reconquest of the Morea ; decadence ; the end --
The fine arts at Venice : masons, painters, glass-workers, printers --
The city. Arrival ; the Piazza --
The Basilica of St. Mark --
The ducal palace --
The Accademia --
The Grand Canal and S. Giorgio Maggiore --
S. Zulian ; S. Maria Formosa ; S. Zanipolo (SS. Giovanni e Paolo) ; the Colleoni statue ; the Scuola di S. Marco ; S. Maria dei Miracoli --
The Frari ; the scuola and church of S. Rocco --
S. Zaccarua ; S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni ; S. Francesco della Vigna --
The Riva degli Schiavoni --
S. Maria della Pietà ; Petrarch's house ; S. Giovanni in Bragoro ; S. Martino ; the arsenal ; the public gardens ; S. Piertro in Castello --
S. Salvatore ; Corte del Milione ; S. Giovanni Grisostomo --
S. Moisè ; S. Stefano ; site of the Aldine Press ; Il Bovolo ; S. Vitale ; S. Vio ; the salute ; the seminario --
SS. Apostoli ; Palazzo Falier ; I Gesuiti ; I Crociferi ; S. Caterina ; S. Maria dell'Orto ; S. Marziale ; Palazzo Giovanelli --
The Rialto ; S. Giacomo del Rialto ; S. Giovanni Elemosinario ; S. Cassiano ; S. Maria Mater Domini --
S. Sebastiano ; S. Maria del Cqarmine ; S. Pantaleone ; the cobblers' guildhall ; S. Polo ; S. Apollinare --
Guidecca ; the Redentore ; S. Trovaso --
Gli Scalzi ; Palazzo Labia ; S. Giobbe ; the Ghetti ; the Museo Correr --
Titian's house ; S. Michele in Isola ; Murano --
Torcello ; S. Francesco del Deserto --
S. Nicolo del Lido --
Chioggia --
List of doges.
Other Titles: Venice & its story
Responsibility: by T. Okey ; illustrated by Nelly Erichsen, W. K. Hinchliff and O. F. M. Ward.

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