Italian Venice

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Many books about Venice focus on its glorious past, as if nothing had happened since the fall of the Republic in 1797. By concentrating on the century and a half since its incorporation into Italy, this revealing history shows the city in a fresh light. Elegant, subtle and captivating, the book explores the splendour and squalor of the belle époque, two world wars, the dark shadow of fascism, the industrial suburbs, and the threats posed by mass tourism and global warming.

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Italian Venice

Italian Venice

A History

Paperback352pp Illustrated198x130mm

9780300216127     Product Code: 506345

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Many books about Venice focus on its glorious past, as if nothing had happened since the fall of the Republic in 1797. By concentrating on the century and a half since its incorporation into Italy, this revealing history shows the city in a fresh light. Elegant, subtle and captivating, the book explores the splendour and squalor of the belle époque, two world wars, the dark shadow of fascism, the industrial suburbs, and the threats posed by mass tourism and global warming.

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