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100 1  Strathern, Paul,|d1940-|eauthor. 
245 14 The Venetians :|ba new history from Marco Polo to Casanova
       /|cPaul Strathern. 
250    Unabridged. 
264  1 [Old Saybrook, Ct.] :|bTantor Media, Inc.,|c[2012] 
300    11 sound discs (13 hrs., 30 mins.) :|bCD audio, digital ;
       |c4 3/4 in. 
336    spoken word|bspw|2rdacontent 
337    audio|bs|2rdamedia 
338    audio disc|bsd|2rdacarrier 
344    digital|boptical|2rda 
347    audio file|bCD audio|2rda 
500    Title from disc. 
500    Compact discs. 
500    GMD: CD BOOK 
511 0  Narrator: Derek Perkins. 
520    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. 
520    "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."
       |cProvided by publisher. 
521    General adult. 
651  0 Venice (Italy)|xHistory. 
651  0 Venice (Italy)|vBiography. 
655  7 Audiobooks.|2lcgft 
700 1  Perkins, Derek,|enarrator. 
710 2  Tantor Media, Inc. 
994    02|bGPI 
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