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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 47.95
"The entire town is disguised," declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks?nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men?could be found mixing at every level of Venetian society. Even a pious nun donned a mask and male attire for her liaison with the libertine Casanova. In Venice Incognito , James H.... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99
An essential guidebook to the region. An amazing resource for anyone traveling in the area. I highly recommend using this book as a reference tool. -- S. Johnson, Amazon reviewer.Italy's northernmost zone, the Veneto includes Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which once ruled the area. Some 5,000 Renaissance villas still stand, many by... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99
We travel to grow our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 84.99
The city of Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation in AD 324; over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the greatest city of the Mediterranean. In this unified essay collection, prominent international scholars examine the changing roles and perceptions of Rome and Constantinople in Late... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00
The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta —the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591)... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
In 1787, the beautiful Lucia is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families. But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte. We witness Lucia's painful series of miscarriages and the pressure on her to produce an heir; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer;... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 21.00
Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial -- a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice. In this sumptuous vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty, set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Milan and the Lakes will lead you straight to the very best the region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro, Scarpa waves the... more...