Venice

A New History
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.20 hours)
Product Number: Z05458
Released: Jan 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470304027
Narrator/s: Edoardo Ballerini
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Description

A distinguished professor and widely published author whose scholarship has been awarded the Otto Grundler Prize and Charles Homer Haskins Medal, Thomas F. Madden offers a "savory, tantalizing" (Publishers Weekly) depiction of Venice. The first complete English-language portrait of the city in almost 30 years, Venicedetails La Serenissima's unique history - including its role as the birthplace of capitalism - that is every bit as fascinating as its heralded art and architecture.

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CD
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Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Genre: History
Product Number C00893
Released: Jan 24, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470304010
MP3 CD
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Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Genre: History
Product Number MP0701
Released: Mar 07, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470325947

Professional reviews

"Long an independent city, Venice weathered conflicts with Magyars, Franks, and Turks, eventually becoming known for its culture throughout the world. Edoardo Ballerini's narration reflects the author's enthusiasm for the city of canals. Madden's history is detailed and can get bogged down in details, such as the selection process for doges, to name one example. However, that detail also lets readers thrill to a revolutionary plot and to follow Lord Byron's misadventures as a visitor. Madden takes the city's story past its fall from power at Napoleon's hands to its present-day focus on tourism and preservation efforts. Listeners interested in the city's role in both art and modern government will appreciate Madden's work. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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