Venice: pure city

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Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial-a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city.
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subject_facet Venice (Italy) -- Civilization, Venice (Italy) -- History, Venice (Italy) -- Social conditions, Venice (Italy) -- Social life and customs
table_of_contents pt. 1. City from the sea -- Origins -- Water, water everywhere -- Mirror, mirror -- pt. 2. The city of St. Mark -- The saint comes -- Refuge -- Against nature -- Stones of Venice -- pt. 3. Ship of state -- "Let it be everlasting" -- The chosen people -- The prison house -- Secrets -- Chronicles -- pt. 4. Republic of commerce -- The merchants of Venice -- The endless drama -- Wheels within wheels -- pt. 5. Empire of trade -- The lion city -- Cities in collision -- A call to arms -- pt. 6. Timeless city -- Bells and gondolas -- Iustitia -- Against the Turks -- pt. 7. The living city -- The body and the building -- Learning and language -- Colour and light -- Pilgrims and tourists -- pt. 8. The art of life -- Hurrah for Carnival -- A divine art -- The eternal feminine -- What to eat? -- pt. 9. Sacred city -- Divine and infernal -- Of belief -- pt. 10. The shadows of history -- Decline and fall? -- Death in Venice -- pt. 11. City of myth -- The map unrolls -- The huddled family -- Moon and night -- While the music lasts -- A Venetian chronology.
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title Venice : pure city
title_display Venice : pure city
title_full Venice : pure city / Peter Ackroyd, Venice Pure City, Venice [electronic resource] : pure city / Peter Ackroyd
title_short Venice :
title_sort venice pure city
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topic History, Nonfiction, Travel
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