Book Size: 5" x 7.75"

Pages: 304

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566117

Series: Interlink TravellerÕs Histories

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w illustrations , maps


A Traveller's History of Venice


$ 14.95

About this book

A Traveller's History of Venice offers a concise and readable overview of the history of Venice from the fifth century AD to the present day. The main theme is the unique place that Venice has occupied in the history of Europe in general and in Italy in particular. While Venice has been politically part of united Italy since 1866, its development tied it as much to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant as to the Italian peninsula. It is this rich cultural mix that has made Venice such a fascinating, magical place.

With a historical gazetteer, chronology of major events, and special reference features on the islands in the lagoon, the history of the gondola, Venice's churches, museums and art galleries, this book is an invaluable companion to students and visitors to this unique city.


About the author

Peter Mentzel is currently Assistant Professor of European and Near Eastern History at Utah State University. He has traveled extensively through the length and breadth of the former Venetian Empire in the Adriatic and Eastern Mediterranean.

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