Madden, Thomas F.

Venice : a new history / Thomas F. Madden. - New York : Viking, 2012. - xi, 446 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Refugees on the lagoon : the origins of Venice -- St. Mark's rest : the birth of the city of Venice, 697-836 -- Coming of age : independence, expansion, and power, 836-1094 -- A merchant republic in a feudal age : ecclesiastical and political reform, 1095-1172 -- Between empires : the Peace of Venice, 1172-1200 -- Birth of a maritime empire : Venice and the Fourth Crusade -- Marco Polo's Venice : prosperity, power, and piety in the Thirteenth Century -- The discovery of the West : war, wealth, and reform in the early Fourteenth Century -- Plague and treason in the Fourteenth Century -- From victory to victory : the War of Chioggia and the birth of the mainland empire -- Death of a parent : the fall of Constantinople and the rise of the Ottoman Turks -- Sowing and reaping : Medieval Venice and the birth of modern finance -- The perils of success : the apogee of the Venetian Empire -- Most splendid and serene : Venice and the Renaissance -- For God and St. Mark : the wars against the Turks -- Masks, opera, and love : Venice the tourist destination -- A Medieval republic in the modern world : the United States, France, and the fall of Venice -- A crisis of identity : Venice in the Nineteenth Century -- War, water, and tourists : Venice in the Twentieth Century and beyond.

9780670025428 (hbk. : alk. paper) 0670025429 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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Venice (Italy)--History.

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