Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire

Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire

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Garry Wills's Venice: Lion City is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens, which it resembled in its combination of art and sea empire.

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Publisher: Washington Square Press (May 28, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 62 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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