Venice: A Cultural and Literary Companion

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Signal Books, 2001 - Popular culture - 243 pages
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Martin Garrett explores the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Venice and the islands of the lagoon. Looking at the legacy of the city's Jewish, Greek, Slav and Armenian minorities, he recalls the exploits of such legendary figures as Casanova and Byron. He also assesses the successful struggle to preserve the city in the face of flood and corruption, and its important modern role as host of the Biennale and film festival. MARTIN GARRETT is the author of literary companions to Italy and Greece, and has written or edited a number of works on Renaissance and nineteenth-century writers, including Sidney, Byron and the Brownings
 

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Contents

LAND AND WATER
1
CHAPTER
31
CHAPTER THREE
51
CHAPTER FOUR
69
THE GRAND CANAL
93
CHAPTER
123
CHAPTER SEVEN
149
CHAPTER EIGHT
169
CHAPTER NINE
187
CHAPTER
211
A Selection of Other Places in Venice 227
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Martin Garrett has lectured at various organizations including several colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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