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Venice from the ground up [electronic resource] / James H.S. McGregor.

Author/Creator:
McGregor, James H. (James Harvey), 1946-
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (384 p.)
Series:
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
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Subjects:
City planning -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Venice (Italy) -- Description and travel.
Venice (Italy) -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Venice came to life on mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. Protected in a tidal estuary from invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen and traders who settled there crafted a way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. In an astonishing feat of narrative history, James H. S. McGregor recreates this world, with its waterways rather than roads and its livelihood harvested from the sea. The narrative follows both a chronological and geographical organization, so that readers can trace the city's evolution by chapter and visitors can explore it by district on foot and by boat.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
1. The Lagoon
2. St. Mark's Basilica
3. Company Town
4. State of Grace
5. Evangelism on the Northern Rim
6. State of Siege
7. Merchants and Mariners
8. The Streets of Venice
Information
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index
Maps
Notes:
Maps on lining papers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-340) and index.
ISBN:
0-674-04084-8
OCLC:
432706104
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674040847 doi