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Candia Venezia: Venetian Itineraries through Crete

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ".. 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$45.00

Candia Venezia : Venetikes Diadromos Stin Kriti [IN GREEK]

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ".. 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$50.00

The Doge's Palace in Venice (Electa Concise Guides)

By Bianchi, Eugenia; Righi, Nadia & Tarzaghi, Maria Cristina

Milan: Electa, 1997 Fisrt Thus.. Softcover. As New.

$10.00

The Four Bronze Horses

By Yager, Rosemary

Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1959 For children a series of stories recounting how 4 bronze horses celebrating an ancient Olympic victory were taken to Rome, Constantinople, Venice and Paris before returning to stand on the Basilica of San Marco in Venice again. Delightfully illustrated with woodcuts by Charles Joslin 224p. maps on endpapers. Donor inscription on half title. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Charles Joslin.

$20.00

Venice : The Most Triumphant City

By Bull, George

London: Folio Society, 1980 Nice copy in an attractive green cloth cover with gilt title and decorations, tyoical of Folio editions (there is no slip case, however] 192p. illus [come col,] Illustrated endpapers. A nice gift book. First Thus.. Hardcover. Fine.

$17.50

Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice
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Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice

By Levey, Michael

Ithca NY: Cornell University Press, 1980 From Canaletto to Tiepolo, 18th-century Venetian painters created brilliant works of art that are now considered to be the last flowering of the long Venetian tradition of painting. This book provides an introduction to 18th-century Venetian painting, discussing the various types of painting - portraiture, genre, landscape, history paintings, and religious works - as well as the society, patronage, and intellectual climate of Venice at this time. 158p. illus (col, B & W) illus. bibliography, index.. Rev Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Jews and synagogues: Venice, Florence, Rome, Leghorn

By Fortis, Umberto

Venice: Edizione Storti, 1973 140p. illus [col.]. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$7.50

Strolling Through Venice: The Definitive Walking Guidebook to 'La Serenissima'
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Strolling Through Venice: The Definitive Walking Guidebook to 'La Serenissima'

By Freely, John

United Kingdom: I. B. Tauris /Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2008 There is perhaps no other European city quite as romantic, as exquisitely beautiful or as enigmatic as Venice. "La Serenissima" floats on a hundred islets in a crescent-shaped lagoon, ribboned with canals, its labyrinth shadowed with ghosts of the past. This seemingly fragile city was the birthplace and inspiration for some of the greatest artists in history and was also, for a thousand years, the strongest sea-faring and mercantile power in the world. In Strolling Through Venice, John Freely brings Venice - her past and her present - alive.Beginning at Piazza San Marco, Freely guides the reader on a series of carefully planned and unique walks radiating from the iconic Grand Canal into each of the city"s sestieri. Through streets and squares, along canals, into churches, galleries, museums and palazzi; every major place of interest that the visitor could hope to see is illuminated. At each spot Freely peels back the layers of history to reveal the stories of Venice. Practical and informative, richly coloured and bursting with history, myth and legend, Strolling Through Venice is the perfect guide for anyone who has fallen under the spell of this most enchanting city. 295p. + 21p. of map. illus index. Reissue.. Soft Cover. New.

$20.00

Venice

By de Selincourt, Beryl & Sturge-Henderson, May (Gretton)

New York: Dodd Mead & Co, 1907 Vintage travel book describing Venice c.1900 with 29 full colour plates based on charmimg watercolours by Reginald Barrett. 336p. Text block clean and neat, but loose in binding. Some wear to covers, especially at head & foot of spine. Donor inscription fated 1912 on ffep. 1st US Ed... Hardcover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by illustrated by Reginald Barratt..

$35.00

The Venetian Empire : A Sea Voyage

By Morris,Jan

London: Faber & Faber, 1980 "There never was an empire more beautifully sited, or more evocative in its relics now. Cyprus, Crete, the Cyclades, the Grecian coast, Corfu, the marvellous sea-cities of Yugoslavia - all these came under the domination of the winged lion ." Beaurtifully illustrated decription of the places in the Eastern Mediterranean that were once part of the Venetian Empire (including the Greek islands and Cyprus ) 192p, plates (some col) index maps on endpapers. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$30.00

Candia Venezia : Venetikes Diadromos Stin Kriti [IN GREEK]

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ". . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

Candia Venezia : Venetikes Diadromos Stin Kriti [IN GREEK]

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ". . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

Shared World: Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern Mediterranean World.

By Greene, Molly

Princeton, NJ: Princeton U.P., 2000 "Here Molly Greene moves beyond the hostile "Christian" versus "Muslim" divide that has colored many historical interpretations of the early modern Mediterranean, and reveals a society with a far richer set of cultural and social dynamics. She focuses on Crete, which the Ottoman Empire wrested from Venetian control in 1669. Historians of Europe have traditionally viewed the victory as a watershed, the final step in the Muslim conquest of the eastern Mediterranean and the obliteration of Crete's thriving Latin-based culture. But to what extent did the conquest actually change life on Crete? Greene brings a new perspective to bear on this episode, and on the eastern Mediterranean in general. She argues that no sharp divide separated the Venetian and Ottoman eras because the Cretans were already part of a world where Latin Christians, Muslims, and Eastern Orthodox Christians had been intermingling for several centuries, particularly in the area of commerce.Greene also notes that the Ottoman conquest of Crete represented not only the extension of Muslim rule to an island that once belonged to a Christian power, but also the strengthening of Eastern Orthodoxy at the expense of Latin Christianity, and ultimately the Orthodox reconquest of the eastern Mediterranean. Greene concludes that despite their religious differences, both the Venetian Republic and the Ottoman Empire represented the ancien régime in the Mediterranean, which accounts for numerous similarities between Venetian and Ottoman Crete. The true push for change in the region would come later from Northern Europe." New in shrink wrap. 1st US Ed... Hardcover. New/No Jacket.

$60.00

Candia Venezia: Venetian Itineraries through Crete

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ". . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

Venice : Lion City: The Religion of Empire
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Venice : Lion City: The Religion of Empire

By Wills, Garry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001 ".presents a fully rounded portrait of Venice at the height of its political power,setting its gorgeous works of art and architecture firmly within the agressive seafaring society that made them possible while exploring that society's workings at every level . he offeras his readers the sights, sounds flavors and colors of a city that was once a thriving capital as wella s a cultural bazaar" 414p. illus(some col) notes index (remainder mark, else near fine). 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$21.00