Venice

An all-encompassing history of Venice draws on rare archival material and newly translated documents to chronicle the city's rise from a humble lagoon refuge, to its apex as a maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter, to its rebirth as a ...

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780147509802

Category: History

Page: 464

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An all-encompassing history of Venice draws on rare archival material and newly translated documents to chronicle the city's rise from a humble lagoon refuge, to its apex as a maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter, to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub. 20,000 first printing.

Venice

An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeur Thomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years.

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601132

Category: History

Page: 464

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An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeur Thomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city’s humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub. Madden explores all aspects of Venice’s breathtaking achievements: the construction of its unparalleled navy, its role as an economic powerhouse and birthplace of capitalism, its popularization of opera, the stunning architecture of its watery environs, and more. He sets these in the context of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, the endless waves of Crusades to the Holy Land, and the awesome power of Turkish sultans. And perhaps most critically, Madden corrects the stereotype of Shakespeare’s money-lending Shylock that has distorted the Venetian character, uncovering instead a much more complex and fascinating story, peopled by men and women whose ingenuity and deep faith profoundly altered the course of civilization.

A Brief History of Venice

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 ...

Author: Elizabeth Horodowich

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107748

Category: History

Page: 160

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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.

The Concise History of the Crusades

Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance.

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442215763

Category: History

Page: 264

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What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, families, and friends to march in Christ’s name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in a clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades’ effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

Venice

Author: Charles Yriarte

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art, Italian

Page: 317

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Istanbul

At its most spectacular, Istanbul was re-founded by Emperor Constantine I as New Rome, the capital of the eastern Roman Empire.

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698140583

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 511

For more than two millennia Istanbul has stood at the crossroads of the world, perched at the very tip of Europe, gazing across at the shores of Asia. The history of this city—known as Byzantium, then Constantinople, now Istanbul—is at once glorious, outsized, and astounding. Founded by the Greeks, its location blessed it as a center for trade but also made it a target of every empire in history, from Alexander the Great and his Macedonian Empire, to the Romans and later the Ottomans. At its most spectacular, Istanbul was re-founded by Emperor Constantine I as New Rome, the capital of the eastern Roman Empire. He dramatically expanded the city, filling it with artistic treasures, and adorning the streets with opulent palaces. Constantine built new walls around it all—walls that were truly impregnable and preserved power, wealth, and withstood any aggressor—walls that still stand for tourists to visit. From its ancient past to the present, we meet the city through its ordinary citizens—the Jews, Muslims, Italians, Greeks, and Russians who used the famous baths and walked the bazaars, and the rulers who built it up and then destroyed it, including Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the man who christened the city "Istanbul" in 1930. Thomas Madden's entertaining narrative brings to life the city we see today, including the rich splendor of the churches and monasteries that spread throughout the city. Istanbul draws on a lifetime of study and the latest scholarship, transporting readers to a city of unparalleled importance and majesty that holds the key to understanding modern civilization. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital."

Venice

This work presents important sources - many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English - for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Author: Renaissance Society of America

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084248

Category: History

Page: 484

View: 519

This work presents important sources - many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English - for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Italian Venice

In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day.

Author: R. J. B. Bosworth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210116

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 494

In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernization, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes—the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice’s history but its meanings, and how the city’s past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface.

Venice Reconsidered

In contrast to earlier efforts to categorize Venice's politics as strictly republican and its society as rigidly tripartite and hierarchical, the scholars in this volume present a more fluid and complex interpretation of Venetian culture.

Author: John Jeffries Martin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873089

Category: History

Page: 560

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Venice Reconsidered offers a dynamic portrait of Venice from the establishment of the Republic at the end of the thirteenth century to its fall to Napoleon in 1797. In contrast to earlier efforts to categorize Venice's politics as strictly republican and its society as rigidly tripartite and hierarchical, the scholars in this volume present a more fluid and complex interpretation of Venetian culture. Drawing on a variety of disciplines—history, art history, and musicology—these essays present innovative variants of the myth of Venice—that nearly inexhaustible repertoire of stories Venetians told about themselves.

Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice

Culminating with the crisis precipitated by the failure of the Fourth Crusade, Madden's groundbreaking work reveals the extent to which Dandolo and his successors became torn between the anxieties and apprehensions of Venice's citizens and ...

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801891841

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 785

Between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, Venice transformed itself from a struggling merchant commune to a powerful maritime empire that would shape events in the Mediterranean for the next four hundred years. In this magisterial new book on medieval Venice, Thomas F. Madden traces the city-state's extraordinary rise through the life of Enrico Dandolo (c. 1107–1205), who ruled Venice as doge from 1192 until his death. The scion of a prosperous merchant family deeply involved in politics, religion, and diplomacy, Dandolo led Venice's forces during the disastrous Fourth Crusade (1201–1204), which set out to conquer Islamic Egypt but instead destroyed Christian Byzantium. Yet despite his influence on the course of Venetian history, we know little about Dandolo, and much of what is known has been distorted by myth. The first full-length study devoted to Dandolo's life and times, Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice corrects the many misconceptions about him that have accumulated over the centuries, offering an accurate and incisive assessment of Dandolo's motives, abilities, and achievements as doge, as well as his roleâ€�and Venice'sâ€�in the Fourth Crusade. Madden also examines the means and methods by which the Dandolo family rose to prominence during the preceding century, thus illuminating medieval Venice's singular political, social, and religious environment. Culminating with the crisis precipitated by the failure of the Fourth Crusade, Madden's groundbreaking work reveals the extent to which Dandolo and his successors became torn between the anxieties and apprehensions of Venice's citizens and its escalating obligations as a Mediterranean power.

A New History of Painting in Italy

Venice . Academy . No. 265. Previously in the Manfrini collection . Christ washing
the feet of the apostles . This piece is certainly not by Perugino , but by a
Lombard , and has something of Boccaccino . Venice . Collection of the Duchess
of ...

Author: Joseph Archer Crowe

Publisher:

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Category: Painting

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Empires of Trust

Packed with stories from Roman history that offer amazingly obvious and explicitly stated parallels to our recent history, Empires of Trust is a narrative pleasure and a hopeful inspiration.

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440631395

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 903

An acclaimed historian offers an optimistic view of the future of the United States in the light of Roman history Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate the world for centuries. Now award-winning historian Thomas Madden delivers an optimistic view of our nation's future. Madden shows that the power of the ancient Roman republic and the U.S. was built on trust between allies, not the conquest of enemies. The far-reaching implications of this fact are essential reading for anyone who cares about the challenges we face now and in the years ahead. Packed with stories from Roman history that offer amazingly obvious and explicitly stated parallels to our recent history, Empires of Trust is a narrative pleasure and a hopeful inspiration.

The Jews of Early Modern Venice

'An exceptional book. The text is wonderful to read aloud.'NAOMI LEWIS, 'The Daily Telegraph'

Author: Robert C. Davis

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801865121

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 248

The constraints of the ghetto and the concomitant interaction of various Jewish traditions produced a remarkable cultural flowering.

Venice A Maritime Republic

This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Author: Frederic Chapin Lane

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801814600

Category: History

Page: 505

View: 808

The children's version of the #1 New York Times bestselling classic Seriously, Just Go to Sleep is the G-rated, child-friendly version of the book every parent has been talking about. Go the F*** to Sleep, the picture book for adults, became a cultural sensation by striking a universal chord for parents. Now, Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés reunite with Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, inviting the children themselves in on the joke. Of course, kids are well aware of how difficult they can be at bedtime. With Mansbach's new child-appropriate narrative, kids will recognize their tactics, giggle at their own mischievousness, and empathize with their parents' struggles--a perspective most children's books don't capture. Most importantly, it provides a common ground for children and their parents to talk about one of their most stressful daily rituals. This fresh rendition includes Cortés's updated illustrations, with a cameo appearance by Samuel L. Jackson, who narrated the audio book version of Go the F*** to Sleep. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Epitome of Ancient Mediaeval and Modern History

306 ) an appanage of the Spanish crown , was held , nominally , as a fief of the
empire . Venice . The discovery of the new route to the Indies struck at the root of
the commercial prosperity of Venice , and her power was steadily declining
during ...

Author: Carl Ploetz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 618

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Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice

This book demonstrates that a crucial component of statebuilding in Venice was the management of public speech.

Author: Elizabeth Horodowich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521894964

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 689

This book demonstrates that a crucial component of statebuilding in Venice was the management of public speech. Using a variety of historical sources, Horodowich shows that the Venetian state constructed a normative language - a language based on standards of politeness, civility, and piety - to protect and reinforce its civic identity.

Epitome of ancient medi val and modern history tr with additions by W H Tillinghast

The duchy of Milan , since 1556 ( p . 306 ) an appanage of the Spanish crown ,
was held , nominally , as a fief of the empire . Venice . The discovery of the new
route to the Indies struck at the root of the commercial prosperity of Venice , and
her ...

Author: Carl Julius Ploetz

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History of Venice Books I IV

The History of Venice was published posthumously, in Latin and in his own Italian version. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation.

Author: Pietro Bembo

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674022836

Category: History

Page: 357

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Bembo (1470-1547), a Venetian nobleman, later a Roman Catholic cardinal, was the most celebrated Latin stylist of his day and was widely admired for his writings in Italian. The History of Venice was published posthumously, in Latin and in his own Italian version. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation.

A Modern History from the time of Luther to the fall of Napoleon For the use of schools and colleges

John LORD (LL.D.) 502 CONQUEST OF VENICE BY NAPOLEON . [ CHAP . XXXI
. dore Nelson became a baronet . Soon after the bonfires and illuminations for
these victories were ended , Mr. Burke died ; urging , as his end approached , the
 ...

Author: John LORD (LL.D.)

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Outlines of Ancient and Modern History on a New Plan Embracing Biographical Notices of Illustrious Persons and General Views of the Geography Population Politics

ITALY , in the separate STATES of which it consisted during this period , and
subsequently , appears again on the page of history . The principal states were
Venice , Florence , Naples , Sicily , the possessions of the Church , Genoa ,
Parma ...

Author: Royal Robbins

Publisher:

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