Venice from the ground up

By McGregor, James J.

Publishers Summary:
This is an excellent book. The history of the city is recounted as if it were a story, which makes the whole work eminently readable. The history of Venice is as meandering as its canals, and to have achieved an overall straightforward path through it is no small feat. McGregor's book is a perfect introduction to Venice. Italians themselves would read it with profit.

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ISBN
978-0-67402-333-8
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.


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Reviewed on November 1, 2006

McGregor (comparative literature, Univ. of Georgia) has written a wonderful historical guide to the city of Venice, using an approach similar to the one he applied inRome from the Ground Up . He begins with the lagoon where Roman refugees hid from the Huns and other barbarian invad...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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