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Venice from the ground up

Author: James H McGregor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Venice came to life on spongy mudflats at the edge of the habitable world.

Protected in a tidal estuary from barbarian invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen, salt gatherers, and traders who settled there crafted an amphibious way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. James H.S.

McGregor recreates this world-turned-upside-down, with its waterways rather than roads, its boats tethered alongside dwellings, and its livelihood harvested from the sea."

"McGregor tells his unique history of Venice by drawing on a crumbling, tide-threatened cityscape and a treasure-trove of art that can still be seen in place today.

The narrative follows both a chronological and geographical organization, so that readers can trace the city's evolution chapter by chapter and visitors can explore it district by district on foot and by boat."--Jacket.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H McGregor
ISBN: 0674023331 9780674023338 0674027523 9780674027527
OCLC Number: 62533848
Description: 361 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The lagoon --
St. Mark's Basilica --
Company town --
State of grace --
Evangelism on the northern rim --
State of siege --
Merchants and mariners --
The streets of Venice.
Responsibility: James H.S. McGregor.
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Venice came to life on spongy mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. This book recreates this world-turned-upside-down, with its waterways rather than roads, its boats tethered alongside  Read more...

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This well written portrait is superbly produced. Color photographs and maps of great quality are included.--Ann Geracimos"Washington Times" (03/18/2007)

 
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