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Italian Venice

Author : R. J. B. Bosworth
ISBN : 9780300210118
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Venice Reconsidered

Author : John Jeffries Martin
ISBN : 0801873088
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Rome And Venice

Author : George Augustus Sala
ISBN : IBSR:BS000956929
Genre : Italy
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Category: Italy

Fodor S Venice And Northern Italy

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 9780307928146
Genre : Travel
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Venice and Northern Italy. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and suggested itineraries. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with northern Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Italian geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. Bonus Reading for the Love of Italy: In addition to the quintessential travel tips you expect in a Fodor’s guide, we’ve included three excerpts from exceptional books about Italy. Immerse yourself in Italy with cultural insights from these top-selling authors: Frances Mayes (EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY) Beppe Severgnini (LA BELLA FIGURA) Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch (VINO ITALIANO) Explore Northern Italy: The prosperous north has Italy’s most sophisticated culture and its most diverse landscape. Venice is a rare jewel of a city, and Milan and Turin are centers of commerce and style. Along the country’s northern border, the mountain peaks of the Dolomites and Valle d’Aosta attract skiers in winter and hikers in summer, while the Lake District and the coastline of the Ligurian Riviera are classic summertime playgrounds. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
Category: Travel

Venice The Masque Of Italy

Author : Marcel Brion
ISBN : UOM:39015008238977
Genre : Art, Italian
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Venice and the Renaissance - Baroque period - Carnivals.
Category: Art, Italian

Oecd Territorial Reviews Venice Italy 2010

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264083523
Genre :
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This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision.
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Beautiful Venice Full Color Picture Book

Author : Fabulous Book Press
ISBN : 9798657497113
Genre :
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The Beautiful Collection of Venice Pictures ***No reading necessary! Pictures with Beautiful Venice! *** Do you love Italy? This is the perfect book for you! Filled with 35 full-color, high definition images, "Beautiful Venice" has something for every dog lover. Perfect for a gift for any teen, and adult (young or old) who love Venice, Italy and traveling. Scroll Up & Click the Buy Button to Get Your Copy TODAY!
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Venice

Author : Horatio Forbes Brown
ISBN : UVA:X000034820
Genre : Venice (Italy)
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Category: Venice (Italy)

Wagner And Venice

Author : John W. Barker
ISBN : 158046288X
Genre : Music
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Explores Wagner's lengthy stays in Venice, his death there, and the meaning of his works -- and his death -- for that great city and its mystique.
Category: Music

Italian Women And The City

Author : Janet Levarie Smarr
ISBN : 0838639658
Genre : Literary Collections
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Studies of the city, and of women's experiences of the city, have focused primarily on modern times, especially as modernism was defined in large part by urban life. Italy, however, has a long history of urban-centered culture, and women have been a vocal part of that culture since the Renaissance. This volume, therefore, looks at the art and literature of both earlier and more modern periods to investigate the meanings of the city for Italian women, the intensely gendered meanings (for both sexes) of those city spaces that excluded women, and the conditions that permitted a limited permeability of gendered boundaries. Two aspects to the combination of "women" and "city" are salient to these investigations. One involves their metaphorical relationship. Urbs, citta, ville -- the words for city tend to be grammatically feminine, and a long tradition of representation associates the city. with a woman. Women, especially writers, could exploit, modify, or resist the prevailing uses of such metaphors. The second aspect of connection involves social realities. What was or is the relation of the (female) city with the real women who inhabit it? What kind of site has it provided for women seeking a satisfying life for themselves? How has art and literature, by men and by women, represented the relationship of female persons or characters to urban spaces?
Category: Literary Collections

Italian Culture In The Drama Of Shakespeare His Contemporaries

Author : Michele Marrapodi
ISBN : 0754655040
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Applying recent developments in new historicism and cultural materialism-along with the new perspectives opened up by the current debate on intertextuality and the construction of the theatrical text-the essays collected here reconsider the pervasive infl
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare And The Italian Renaissance

Author : Professor Michele Marrapodi
ISBN : 9781472448415
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the 'aesthetics' or 'politics' of intertextuality. Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Universities Of The Italian Renaissance

Author : Paul F. Grendler
ISBN : 0801880556
Genre : Education
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Italian Renaissance universities were Europe's intellectual leaders in humanistic studies, law, medicine, philosophy, and science. Employing some of the foremost scholars of the time -- including Pietro Pomponazzi, Andreas Vesalius, and Galileo Galilei -- the Italian Renaissance university was the prototype of today's research university. This is the first book in any language to offer a comprehensive study of this most influential institution. In this magisterial study, noted scholar Paul F. Grendler offers a detailed and authoritative account of the universities of Renaissance Italy. Beginning with brief narratives of the origins and development of each university, Grendler explores such topics as the number of professors and their distribution by discipline, student enrollment (some estimates are the first attempted), famous faculty members, budget and salaries, and relations with civil authority. He discusses the timetable of lectures, student living, foreign students, the road to the doctorate, and the impact of the Counter Reformation. He shows in detail how humanism changed research and teaching, producing the medical Renaissance of anatomy and medical botany, new approaches to Aristotle, and mathematical innovation. Universities responded by creating new professorships and suppressing older ones. The book concludes with the decline of Italian universities, as internal abuses and external threats -- including increased student violence and competition from religious schools -- ended Italy's educational leadership in the seventeenth century. -- Anthony F. D'Elia
Category: Education