The Venetians

The Venetians

A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Tantor Media Inc
From Paul Strathern comes a colorful new history of Venice that illuminates the character of the great city-state by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European history.

Baker & Taylor
Profiles some of the most celebrated personalities of European history, including Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Petrarch, Vivaldi, and Casanova, to reveal how the Republic of Venice became the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world.

Findaway World Llc
The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world.



After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and built a trading empire which at its apogee reached as far afield as China, Syria, and West Africa. This golden period only drew to an end with the Republic's eventual surrender to Napoleon.



The Venetians illuminates the character of the Republic during these illustrious years by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European history-Petrarch, Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Vivaldi, and Casanova. Frequently, though, these emblems of the city found themselves at odds with the Venetian authorities, who prized stability above all else, and were notoriously suspicious of any "cult of personality." Was this very tension perhaps the engine for the Republic's unprecedented rise?



Rich with biographies of some of the most exalted characters who have ever lived, The Venetians is a refreshing and authoritative new look at the history of the most evocative of city-states.

Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2014
ISBN: 9781452699479
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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