A History of Venice

A History of Venice


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ISBN-13: 9780679721970
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1989
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 166,929
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John Julius Norwich is the author of many acclaimed works of history, including A History of Venice, Byzantium, and, most recently, Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century. He has also written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for BBC Television. Formerly chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, he now heads the World Monuments Fund in Britain.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Barbarian Invasions to the Fourth Crusade
1Beginnings (to 727)3
2Emergence (727-811)15
3The City Rises Up (811-900)26
4The Adventurer and the Saint (900-991)39
5The Determined Dynasty (991-1032)49
6The Norman Menace (1032-1095)65
7In the Wake of the Crusade (1095-1130)76
8Between Two Empires (1130-1172)92
9Reconciliation (1172-1187)108
10The Shameful Glory (1187-1205)122
Part 2The Imperial Expansion
11The Latin Empire (1205-1268)147
12The Wages of Arrogance (1268-1299)164
13The Oligarchs Triumphant (1297-1310)181
14The Conspiracy and the Council (1310)190
15The Mainland Dominion (1311-1342)200
16Andrea Dandolo and Marin Falier (1342-1355)214
17Colonies Lost and Held (1355-1376)230
18The War with Genoa (1372-1381)243
19The Empire Takes Shape (1381-1405)257
Part 3A Power in Europe
20The Empire Grows (1405-1413)279
21The Prophetic Doge (1413-1423)292
22Carmagnola (1423-1432)300
23The Mainland Upheaval (1432-1455)313
24The Fall of Constantinople (1453)325
25The Two Foscari (1453-1457)334
26The Ottoman Menace (1457-1481)342
27The Ferrara War and the Queen of Cyprus (1481-1488)359
28France on the March (1489-1500)369
29Double Disaster (1499-1503)383
30The League of Cambrai (1503-1509)390
31Capitulation and Absolution (1509-1510)403
32Shifting Alliances (1510-1513)414
33The New Venice (1513-1516)427
34The Imperial Triumph (1516-1530)434
Part 4Decline and Fall
35Peace (1530-1564)449
36The Loss of Cyprus (1564-1570)464
37Lepanto (1570-1571)481
38The Twilight of the Century (1571-1595)489
39The Last Interdict (1595-1607)506
40Treason and Plot (1607-1622)518
41Zen against the Ten (1623-1631)530
42The Cretan War (1631-1670)542
43Morosini and the Morea (1670-1700)561
44Passarowitz and Peace (1700-1718)575
45The Eighteenth Century (1718-1789)583
46The Fall (1789-1797)605
List of Doges641

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A History of Venice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This is a rare popular history: exciting, precise but not dense, covers the grand scope of venice from 800 to napolean. Filled with off-beat colorful vignettes, covers international affairs, domestic politics, venetian art, architecture, religion,etc. A literary caravan and feast.
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An accurate & historical book which makes the people come to life, is entertaining and teaches you a lot about European history I never learned in school or college. Excellent book.