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Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire

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Publisher Comments:

Garry Wills's andlt;Iandgt;Venice: Lion Cityandlt;/Iandgt; is a tour de force — a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens, which it resembled in its combination of art and sea empire. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Venice: Lion Cityandlt;/Iandgt; presents a new way of relating the history of the city through its art and, in turn, illuminates the art through the city's history. It is illustrated with more than 130 works of art, 30 in full color. Garry Wills gives us a unique view of Venice's rulers, merchants, clerics, laborers, its Jews, and its women as they created a city that is the greatest art museum in the world, a city whose allure remains undiminished after centuries. andlt;BRandgt; Like Simon Schama's andlt;Iandgt;The Embarrassment of Riches,andlt;/Iandgt; on the Dutch culture in the Golden Age, andlt;Iandgt;Venice: Lion Cityandlt;/Iandgt; will take its place as a classic work of history and criticism.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, Wills's acclaimed book presents a new way of relating the history of the city through its art and, in turn, illuminates the art through the city's history. Illustrated with more than 130 works of art, 30 in full color.

Synopsis:

"Riveting . . . a double-barreled salvo that hits two bull's-eyes." —The New York Times Book Review

This dazzling study of the three operas that Giuseppe Verdi adapted from Shakespeare's plays takes readers on a wonderfully engaging journey through opera, music, literature, history, and the nature of genius. Verdi's Shakespeare explores the writing and staging of Macbetto (Macbeth), Otello (Othello), and Falstaff, operas by Verdi, an Italian composer who could not read a word of English but who adored Shakespeare. Delving into the fast-paced worlds of these men and the hands-on life of the stage that at once challenged them and gave flight to their brilliance, Wills, in his inimitable way, illuminates the birth of artistic creation.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p.[373]-397) and index.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Garry Willsandlt;/bandgt; is an Emeritus Professor of History at Northwestern University. Born in Atlanta in 1934, he has taught widely throughout the United States. A prolific writer and scholar, Wills is the author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning andlt;Iandgt;Lincoln at Gettysburg, Papal Sinandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;What Jesus Meantandlt;/iandgt;. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

Contents

KEY TO BRIEF CITATIONS

INTRODUCTION Athens of the Renaissance

PART ONE: Imperial Disciplines

CHAPTER ONE Contract with Mark

CHAPTER TWO Declarations of Independence

CHAPTER THREE The Lion's Wings

CHAPTER FOUR The Lion's Tread

CHAPTER FIVE Disciplines of Time

CHAPTER SIX Disciplines of Work

PART TWO: Imperial Personnel

CHAPTER SEVEN Doge

CHAPTER EIGHT Patricians (Nobili)

CHAPTER NINE Notables (Cittadini)

CHAPTER TEN Golden Youth

CHAPTER ELEVEN Commoners (Popolani)

CHAPTER TWELVE Women

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Artists

CHAPTER FOURTEEN Outsiders

PART THREE: Imperial Piety

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Christ's Blood

CHAPTER SIXTEEN Christ's Cross

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Venetian Annunciations

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN The Vulnerable Mary

CHAPTER NINETEEN Mark: The Relic

CHAPTER TWENTY Mark: The Life

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE War Saints: George and Theodore

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Plague Saints

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE The Other Lion: Jerome's

PART FOUR: Imperial Learning

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Franciscan Learning

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Dominican Learning

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Book Learning

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Learned Architecture: Codussi

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Learned Architecture: Sansovino, Palladio

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE Learned Sculpture

CHAPTER THIRTY Learned Politics

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Learned History

EPILOGUE A Farewell to Empire

NOTES

SOME LEADING DATES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

PHOTO CREDITS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671047641
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
World History-Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
02-4128
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos throughout; 1-16p banda
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 25.97 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780671047641 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, Wills's acclaimed book presents a new way of relating the history of the city through its art and, in turn, illuminates the art through the city's history. Illustrated with more than 130 works of art, 30 in full color.
"Synopsis" by ,

"Riveting . . . a double-barreled salvo that hits two bull's-eyes." —The New York Times Book Review

This dazzling study of the three operas that Giuseppe Verdi adapted from Shakespeare's plays takes readers on a wonderfully engaging journey through opera, music, literature, history, and the nature of genius. Verdi's Shakespeare explores the writing and staging of Macbetto (Macbeth), Otello (Othello), and Falstaff, operas by Verdi, an Italian composer who could not read a word of English but who adored Shakespeare. Delving into the fast-paced worlds of these men and the hands-on life of the stage that at once challenged them and gave flight to their brilliance, Wills, in his inimitable way, illuminates the birth of artistic creation.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p.[373]-397) and index.
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