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Author Strathern, Paul, 1940- author.

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

Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  CDBOOK 945.3 ST82    Check Shelf
Edition Unabridged.
Description 11 sound discs (13 hrs., 30 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Performer Narrator: Derek Perkins.
Audience General adult.
Summary By profiling some of the most celebrated personalities of European history, including Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Petrarch, Vivaldi and Casanova, this vibrant history of the Republic of Venice reveals how it became the first great economic, cultural and naval power of the modern Western world.
"The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendancy 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, 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." Provided by publisher.
Subject Venice (Italy) -- History.
Venice (Italy) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Perkins, Derek, narrator.
Tantor Media, Inc.
ISBN 9781452619477
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