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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99
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$ 14.99
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...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 16.03
Surrounded by the sea, cut by as many canals as streets, the city of Venice is unique. Built on fill reinforced with pilings made of huge tree trunks, it defies nature and belief. No city has been more often painted or written about, and it has been a tourist destination for centuries for its food, cafe and street life. But Venice is dying, literally... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & the Lakes will lead you straight to the best attractions this region in Italy has to offer. The guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, along with 3-D aerial views of the key districts to explore... more...
- University Press of America 2011; US$ 38.99
Venice is perceived to be in peril due to rising sea levels, tourism, and modern development. This book is based on interviews with Venetian environmentalists about Venice?s environmental risks, especially regarding the city?s anticipated mobile dams. It offers a ten-point proposal to modernize Venice while preserving its ancient heritage. more...
- Time Out 2010; US$ 9.99
Venice conjures images of gondolas drifting along misty canals and pigeon-feeding visitors dwarfed by the splendor of St. Mark?s. For tourists seeking these typical Venetian icons, this magical city will never disappoint. But for a more rounded experience, the longtime residents and experts who have contributed to Time Out Venice take readers down... more...
- Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00
Local Milan experts point the way to such must-sees as the world-class shopping in the quadrilatero d'oro (fashion's square mile), the city-wide ritual of "happy food" at happy hour, the chic and friendly famiglia restaurants, and the high-energy club scene. Immaculately designed and impeccably researched by writers who spend lengths of time visiting... more...
- De Gruyter 1848; US$ 210.00
Niebuhr, Barthold Georg: Historische Und Philologische Vorträge. Römische Geschichte Bis Zum Untergang Des Abendländischen Reichs: Von Pompejus' ... Abendländischen Reichs: Abtheilung 1. Band 3 more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
In this magisterial history, National Book Award winner William H. McNeill chronicles the interactions and disputes between Latin Christians and the Orthodox communities of eastern Europe during the period 1081–1797. Concentrating on Venice as the hinge of European history in the late medieval and early modern period, McNeill explores the technological,... more...