Venice: A Maritime Republic / Edition 1

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Combining engrossing detail and magisterial overview, Venice, A Maritime Republic traces the history of Venice from its origins in the sixth century through its rise and decline as the first modern empire of Europe. "Among the many cities men have made," Frederic C. Lane Writes, "Venice stands out as a symbol of beauty, of wise government, and of community controlled capitalism." Drawing on a lifetime of study and reflection, the author shows how that resplendent city came to have the institutions, the buildings, and the pattern of urban life that make it unique.
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Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement

Students now have an analysis of Venice's fortunes over the whole course of its independent history that they can trust... A crisp and clearly visualized narrative.

American Historical Review

The best one-volume history of Venice in any language.

New York Review of Books
An up-to-date and comprehensive history of Venice has long been needed, and Professor Lane, as the doyen of historians of Venice, was the obvious man to supply it.

— J.H. Elliott


Frederic Lane has achieved what is the often unfulfilled dream of every historian who has devoted his entire work to the exploration of partial aspects of a single broad subject: he has given us a comprehensive, thoughtful, readable, beautifully illustrated general history of Venice from the origins to the beginning of decline.

New York Review of Books - J.H. Elliott

An up-to-date and comprehensive history of Venice has long been needed, and Professor Lane, as the doyen of historians of Venice, was the obvious man to supply it.

J.H. Elliott
A vast amount of well-condensed and useful information. —New York Review of Books
J.H. Elliott
A vast amount of well-condensed and useful information. -- New York Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801814600
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1973
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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