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Venice : history of the floating city

Author: Joanne Marie Ferraro
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural centre. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Marie Ferraro
ISBN: 9780521883597 0521883598
OCLC Number: 777948595
Description: xxxii, 268 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Chronology of historical events --
1. Reconstructing the floating city --
2. The riches of Asia, Europe, and North Africa --
3. A pride of lions --
4. Identities and modes of socialization --
5. Material life --
6. City of myth --
7. The Serenissima's wayward subjects --
8. The baroque stage --
9. Epilogue: the tides of change --
Appendix I. Approximate population of Venice during the Republic --
Appendix II. Population of the historic center of Venice, 1871-2010.
Responsibility: Joanne M. Ferraro.

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Recounting Venice's unique history from its foundation, this book analyses the city's social, cultural, religious and environmental history, and its politics and economy.  Read more...
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'This is the best book written to date on the Venetian Republic ... In the future, when people want to learn about Venice's history, they'll turn to this book first.' Library Journal 'This is Read more...

 
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