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Author Strathern, Paul, 1940- author.

Title The Venetians : a new history : from Marco Polo to Casanova / Paul Strathern.

Imprint New York : Pegasus Books, 2013.
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Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Summary 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.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-337) and index.
Contents Part 1: Expansion. 'Il milione' ; Survivors and losers ; The saviours of Venice -- Part 2: The Imperial Age. Innocents and empire-builders ; 'We are Venetians, then Christians' ; Father and son ; Colleoni ; The Venetian queen of Cyprus ; The end of the queen ; 'Lost in a day what had taken eight hundred years to gain' ; Discoveries of the mind ; The loss of Cyprus -- Part 3: The long decline. The Battle of Lepanto ; Women of Venice ; The Jews of Venice ; Deepening decline ; An intellectual revolution ; 'The seat of music' -- Part 4: Dissolution and fall. The last days ; The very end.
Subject Venice (Italy) -- Civilization -- To 1797.
Venice (Italy) -- Biography.
Venice (Italy) -- History.
Call # 945.311 STRATHERN
ISBN 9781605984896
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