Overview: An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeur. Thomas Madden's majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city's humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub. Madden ...

Venice: A New History 2013, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780147509802

Trade paperback

Venice: A New History 2012, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670025428