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  • Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusadesby Martin Hall; Jonathan Phillips

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This volume is the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The majority of early crusading historiography is from a northern European and clerical perspective and Caffaro’s voice offers an exciting... more...

  • Against Veniceby Régis Debray; John Howe

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    A beautifully designed new edition of Against Venice, an antidote to the cliches of Venice and an irreverent and witty criticism of the world of parties and palazzo, by Regis Debray, the famous controversial French intellectual who fought alongside Che Guevara. Cover by fashion designer Julie Verhoeven. Numerous writers have made declarations... more...

  • Venice Revealedby Paolo Barbaro

    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...

  • Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guideby Tiziano Scarpa

    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...

  • Ripe for the Pickingby Annie Hawes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    During the course of Annie Hawes' new book, local culinary superstar, Ciccio, gradually takes over as Annie's constant companion. How irresistible is a man who first demonstrates his affection and esteem by inviting her into his vineyard to help himmix up cow manure, which she spends the afternoon slapping onto an old pizza oven to improve its insulation,... more...

  • Veniceby William H. McNeill

    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...

  • A History of Veniceby John Julius Norwich

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times. more...

  • The Politics of Washingby Polly Coles

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of ordinary life in an extraordinary place. The beautiful city of Venice has been a fantasy land for people from around the globe for centuries, but what is it like to live there? To move house by boat, to get a child with a broken leg to hospital or set off for school one morning only to find that the streets have become rivers... more...

  • Top 10 Milan & The Lakesby Reid Bramblett; Roberta Kedzierski

    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...

  • The Honest Courtesanby Margaret F. Rosenthal

    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...