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Italian Venice : a history

Author: R J B Bosworth
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores Venice - not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. The book looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernisation, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the Fascist regime, through to the 'Disneylandification' of Venice and the tourist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J B Bosworth
ISBN: 9780300210118 0300210116 9780300193879 0300193874
OCLC Number: 902984678
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: Introduction --
Awaiting an Italian destiny : Venice to 1866 --
The lights and shadows of Liberal improvement in Venice, 1866-1900 --
Venice in the belle epoque --
Venice and its First World War --
Peace and the imposition of Fascism on Venice, 1919-1930 --
Venice between Volpi and Mussolini, 1930-1940 --
Venice, Nazi-fascist war and American peace, 1940-1948 --
The many deaths of post-war Venice, 1948-1978 --
Death postponed through globalised rebirth (and mass tourism)? --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: R.J.B. Bosworth.

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Explores Venice - not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. The author draws out major themes: the  Read more...

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'. . .Bosworth's book often makes for lively and informative reading. He writes very well, and he lays before us a cornucopia of colourful incidents and characters, gleaned from a thorough scouring Read more...

 
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