A Brief History of Venice
Little, Brown Book Group, 07.02.2013 - 160 Seiten
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.
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I downloaded this book on the Kindle to read in preparation for a trip to Venice in October 2018. I did not finish it until I was in Venice, and had seen many of the sites. The writing was uninspired ... Vollständige Rezension lesen