Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
  • Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire
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Venice, 1697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire

by Alvise Zorzi
     
 

Steeped in a history of great loves, political intrigues, and fervent religiosity, Venice is one of the most romantic and magnetic cities of the world. This splendidly and profusely illustrated volume tells the story of Venice through its art-during its period of grandeur as an independent city- state from the eighth to the eighteenth centuries.

Alvise Zorzi

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Overview

Steeped in a history of great loves, political intrigues, and fervent religiosity, Venice is one of the most romantic and magnetic cities of the world. This splendidly and profusely illustrated volume tells the story of Venice through its art-during its period of grandeur as an independent city- state from the eighth to the eighteenth centuries.

Alvise Zorzi reveals the growth of Venice from a small fishing village to a bustling metropolis whose cultural, political, and economic dominance extended over the entire Mediterranean world.

In selecting the more than 340 full-color illustrations, Zorzi has brought together a sumptuous collection of paintings and drawings, photographs and engravings. In addition, specially created diagrams explain the distinctive techniques and styles of Venetian architecture, shipbuilding, and glass-blowing. A series of maps show the expansion of the city and its empire over the course of a thousand years, while charts describe the growth of Venetian commerce and manufacturing. These meticulous reproductions of the city's art bear witness to its cultural greatness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585671328
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.56(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Venice: Myths and Counter Myths7
"Venetiae Caput Mundi"10
From the Early Settlements to the "Serenissima"14
Venice: Incomparable, Unconquerable21
The Keys to Power24
Asserting Her Absolute Supremacy: Venice's Marriage Ceremony with the Sea28
The Most Serene Republic32
"Mainland Senate" and "Maritime Senate"35
L'Arsenale: The Heart of the Maritime Republic38
Il Palazzo Ducale: The Center of Power46
"The Council of Forty" and "The Council of Ten"48
The Patricians: Born to Rule52
Protecting the Lagoon: A Millennium of Preventive Measures58
"El paron de la Republica"61
"Cacciati i papalisti"66
Confraternities and Guilds68
Villas of the Veneto: A Tour of Terra Firma72
Feasts and Festivals76
The Art of Venetian Cooking80
A System of Checks and Balances82
A City Unlike Any Other84
The Construction Trade and the Venetian Lagoon90
The Venetian Palace: Mixing Business with Pleasure94
"The Grand Tour"98
Venetian Civilization100
The Venetian Empire102
Venice and Byzantium106
The Benefits of a Good Bargain108
Dividing the Spoils113
Maritime and Mainland Territories117
The Love of Her Subjects130
The Colonies133
A Brief Tour of the Eastern Territories134
A Centralized System141
"Equal Justice for One and All"147
The Territories of St. Mark152
Crete and Cyprus156
The Ionian Islands163
Dalmatia167
From the Quieto to the Adda175
St. Mark on the Mainland180
Commerce and Industry188
The Trade Routes192
The Power of Money196
Gold and Spices200
Piracy and Decadence204
700 Years of Glass-making on Murano206
The Textile Industry: Wool and Silk212
Wars, Armies, Victories and Defeats218
Venice and the Turks223
The Venetian Armada226
Mastering the Sea: The Longships230
The Broad Ships234
Fortresses and Generals236
Neutrality and the End237
Fortifications on Terra Firma238
Eleven Centuries of Independence244
Major Exhibitions248
Protecting the Natural Environment254
Preserving the City and the Lagoon258
Chronology, Doges, Patrician Families, "Regiments" and Place Names261
Chronology262
The Doges of Venice276
The Venetian Patriciate as of the Year 1999278
Venetian "Regiments" at the Fall of the Republic (1797)282
A Short Glossary of Place Names284
Bibliography293
Index294

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