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Venice : pure city

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city, embracing facts and romance, history and artists, carnival masks and leper colonies, wars and sieges, and scandals and seductions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9780385531528 0385531524
OCLC Number: 515405296
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, London, in 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: 403 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: City from the sea --
Origins --
Water, water everywhere --
Mirror, mirror --
The city of St. Mark --
The saint comes --
Refuge --
Against nature --
Stones of Venice --
Ship of state --
"Let it be everlasting" --
The chosen people --
The prison house --
Secrets --
Chronicles --
Republic of commerce --
The merchants of Venice --
The endless drama --
Wheels within wheels --
Empire of trade --
The lion city --
Cities in collision --
A call to arms --
Timeless city --
Bells and gondolas --
Iustitia --
Against the Turks --
The living city --
The body and the building --
Learning and language --
Colour and light --
Pilgrims and tourists --
The art of life --
Hurrah for Carnival --
A divine art --
The eternal feminine --
What to eat? --
Sacred city --
Divine and infernal --
Of belief --
The shadows of history --
Decline and fall? --
Death in Venice --
City of myth --
The map unrolls --
The huddled family --
Moon and night --
While the music lasts --
A Venetian chronology.
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.

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A glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city, embracing facts and romance, history and artists, carnival masks and leper colonies, wars and sieges, and scandals and seductions.

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