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Venice: History of the Floating City / Edition 1
     

Venice: History of the Floating City / Edition 1

by Joanne M. Ferraro
 

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ISBN-10: 0521883598

ISBN-13: 9780521883597

Pub. Date: 08/31/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 center.

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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 center. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses key themes related to the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. A refuge and a pilgrim stop; an international emporium and center of manufacture; a mecca of spectacle, theater, music, gambling, and sexual experimentation; and an artistic and architectural marvel, Venice's allure springs eternal in every phase of the city's fascinating history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521883597
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
909,697
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.93(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology of historical events; Chronology of architecture, art, literature, and music; 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; Appendices.

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