A Brief History of Venice

A Brief History of Venice

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In this colourful new history of Venice, Elizabeth Horodowich, one of the leading experts on Venice, tells the story of the place from its ancient origins, and its early days as a multicultural trading city where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together at the crossroads between East and West. She explores the often overlooked role of Venice, alongside Florence and Rome, as one of the principal Renaissance capitals. Now, as the resident population falls and the number of tourists grows, as brash new advertisements disfigure the ancient buildings, she looks at the threat from the rising water level and the future of one of the great wonders of the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 1845296117
  • 9781845296117
  • 409,521

About Elizabeth Horodowich

Elizabeth Horodowich is the assistant professor of History at the University of New Mexico. She has studied sixteenth century Venice all her career and is particularly interested in the Renaissance which is usually ignored by cultural historians. She is the author of Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice.show more

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