Migration and Community in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3030169049
Pages : 163 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Migration and Community in the Early Modern Mediterranean written by Niccolò Fattori and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses the processes of formation, consolidation and dissolution of the migrant community in Ancona, a sixteenth-century Italian port city, connecting it to the wider development that took place in Europe and the Mediterranean. The book initially looks at why migrants decided to leave their homelands in parts of the Aegean region ruled by the Ottoman, Venetian, and Genoese; it then goes on to describe the mechanisms of settlement, professional insertion, and integration that migrants undertook in the social fabric of their new host city. The book examines how migrants organised themselves into a devotional confraternity and the role this institution played in the growth of the community. Finally, it looks at how the community dissolved during the late sixteenth century, faced with increasing pressure from the reformed Catholic clergy after the Council of Trent. Offering fresh insights into the history of Greek diaspora, this book explores the dynamics of migration and community in the early modern Mediterranean through the lens of social connections.

Moon Venice & Beyond

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1640490701
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (64 users)

Download or read book Moon Venice & Beyond written by Alexei J. Cohen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-08-06 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Venetian Renaissance art to corner trattorias, dig into the city known as La Serrenissima ("Her Most Serene") with Moon Venice & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Venice's most interesting neighborhoods, like San Marco, Cannaregio, and Castello, and nearby areas, including Padua, Vicenza, Verona, the Dolomites, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from tons of itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, and more See the Sights: Gaze at the golden mosaics lining the ceiling of St. Mark's Basilica, step inside the grand Doge's Palace, walk across the Rialto Bridge, and take a gondola ride through the city's winding canals Get Outside the City: Linger in the colorful fishing village of Burano or the romantic city of Verona, and marvel at the Giotto frescoes in Padua Savor the Flavors: Sample traditional seafood dishes, unbeatable sweet treats, and classic cicchetti (a delicious assortment of finger foods) Experience the Nightlife: Relax at a canal-side bar, chat with locals as the wine decants at a rustic enoteca, and sip locally-produced Prosecco Get to Know the Real Venice: Follow local suggestions from Italian transplant Alexei Cohen Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Venetian history and culture, plus tips on ethical travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Venice & Beyond. Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Florence & Beyond or Moon Milan & the Italian Lakes.

Byzantium, Venice and the Medieval Adriatic

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108897959
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (18 users)

Download or read book Byzantium, Venice and the Medieval Adriatic written by Magdalena Skoblar and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Adriatic has long occupied a liminal position between different cultures, languages and faiths. This book offers the first synthesis of its history between the seventh and the mid-fifteenth century, a period coinciding with the existence of the Byzantine Empire which, as heir to the Roman Empire, lay claim to the region. The period also saw the rise of Venice and it is important to understand the conditions which would lead to her dominance in the late Middle Ages. An international team of historians and archaeologists examines trade, administration and cultural exchange between the Adriatic and Byzantium but also within the region itself, and makes more widely known much previously scattered and localised research and the results of archaeological excavations in both Italy and Croatia. Their bold interpretations offer many stimulating ideas for rethinking the entire history of the Mediterranean during the period.

Exploring Venice

Publisher : Walkabout photo guides
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Pages : 146 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

Download or read book Exploring Venice written by James Dugan and published by Walkabout photo guides. This book was released on 2020-02-23 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Planning a trip to Venice? Want to know how to take great photos for social media, travel blog, or to simply enjoy? Our travel photography guides focus on the information you need: - Detailed maps and diagrams - Tips on planning your journey - Logistical information to ensure that you’re at the right place at the right time - Ways to get the photo whilst avoiding the crowds We've described what you need to know to photograph: - Piazza San Marco area, including Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Torre dell’Orologio, and the Campanile di San Marco - Churches including Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore - Bridges, including the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) - Key landmarks including the Rialto market, Venetian Arsenal, and Teatro la Fenice - Venetian lagoon islands including Murano, Burano, and Torcello. - Gondolas, including route maps - Exploring the six sestieri (neighbourhoods) of Venice Our guides help you save valuable time in researching and planning, allowing you to focus on your photos.

Venice's Secret Service

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0198791313
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

Download or read book Venice's Secret Service written by Ioanna Iordanou and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Venice's Secret Service is the untold and arresting story of the world's earliest centrally-organised state intelligence service. Long before the inception of SIS and the CIA, in the period of the Renaissance, the Republic of Venice had masterminded a remarkable centrally-organised state intelligence organisation that played a pivotal role in the defence of the Venetian empire. Housed in the imposing Doge's Palace and under the direction of the Council of Ten, the notorious governmental committee that acted as Venice's spy chiefs, this 'proto-modern' organisation served prominent intelligence functions including operations (intelligence and covert action), analysis, cryptography and steganography, cryptanalysis, and even the development of lethal substances. Official informants and amateur spies were shipped across Europe, Anatolia, and Northern Africa, conducting Venice's stealthy intelligence operations. Revealing a plethora of secrets, their keepers, and their seekers, Venice's Secret Service explores the social and managerial processes that enabled their existence and that furnished the foundation for an extraordinary intelligence organisation created by one of the early modern world's most cosmopolitan states.

Bradt Travel Guide Serbia

Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
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ISBN : 9781841622033
Pages : 388 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (622 users)

Download or read book Bradt Travel Guide Serbia written by Laurence Mitchell and published by Bradt Travel Guides. This book was released on 2007 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ex-Yugoslav region of Serbia is experiencing a re-launch of tourism that has opened up the country. Serbia covers fundamentals such as getting there, a range of local travel options and accommodation for all budgets and styles. Now a prime destination for winter sports, mountain resorts and a range of health spas in spectacular settings are also covered.

Insight Guides City Guide Venice (Travel Guide eBook)

Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
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ISBN : 1786716704
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Insight Guides City Guide Venice (Travel Guide eBook) written by Insight Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Venice is one of the world's most magical and unique destinations, a city where life is lived on the water and getting lost is all part of the fun. Inside Insight City Guide Venice: A fully-overhauled edition by our expert Venice author. Stunning photography that brings this breathtaking city and its people to life. Highlights of the city's top attractions, from the frenzy of Piazza San Marco to the picturesque backstreets and canals less trodden by mass tourism. Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city from the the church-heavy Zattere district to the backwaters of Dorsoduro. A comprehensive Travel Tips section includes all the practical information you will need for your trip, including getting around on the canals and cultural activities. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Lonely Planet Venice & the Veneto

Publisher : Lonely Planet
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ISBN : 1788686799
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (788 users)

Download or read book Lonely Planet Venice & the Veneto written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on 2020-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lonely Planet's Venice & the Veneto is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the Grand Canal on a gondola, and trace the development of Venetian art at the Gallerie dell'Accademia- all with your trusted travel companion.

Agamben’s Political Ontology of Nudity in Literature and Art

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429537336
Pages : 206 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book Agamben’s Political Ontology of Nudity in Literature and Art written by Frances Restuccia and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-13 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume develops the central (though neglected) Agambenian concept of nudity along with its crucial political implications. The book discovers within The Use of Bodies a philosophical path to Agamben’s "ontology of nudity," as it is subtended by his notion of the messianic—a dual temporality of form in motion reflected in the image of a whirlpool that is autonomous although no drop of water belongs to it separately. Drawn from Paul and Benjamin (rather than Derrida), Agamben’s messianic is elaborated in this study through its embodiment in literature—Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, James’s The Aspern Papers, Brodsky’s Watermark, and Mann’s Death in Venice—in response to Agamben’s insistence on the wedding of poetry and philosophy. In particular, Coetzee’s Disgrace gives poetic form to Agamben’s focus on the dissolution of the human/animal border, the salvation of the unsavable, and "nudity"—all to illustrate Agamben’s Open without a closedness. This text shows how art serves as the house of philosophy also by taking up the nude in visual art, making the case that, in comprising chronos and kairos (the two messianic components of Agamben’s ontology of nudity), art demonstrates the constitution of form-of-life for the viewer. Emphasizing Agamben’s privileged non-unveilability/nudity, this book finally examines two major missed encounters, with Heidegger and Lacan, philosophers of the veil. Veiling to Agamben correlates with the sovereignty/bare life structure of the exception, which his ontology of nudity is meant to deactivate—as there is no such thing as a bare life.

Rick Steves Venice

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 163121456X
Pages : 673 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (631 users)

Download or read book Rick Steves Venice written by Rick Steves and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-12-27 with total page 673 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting the island city of Venice. Following the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore Venice's most important landmarks and cruise the Grand Canal for a close-up look at the elegant palaces, bridges, and churches. You'll discover picturesque lanes, enjoy the best city views, and tour outlying islands in the lagoon. Dine at a romantic canal-side restaurant, or join the locals at a characteristic cicchetti bar and munch seafood-on-a-toothpick. As the stars shine over St. Mark's Square, sway to the free music of café orchestras. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to explore Venice hassle-free and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Venice and the Veneto

Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
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ISBN : 9781588435194
Pages : 402 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (435 users)

Download or read book Venice and the Veneto written by Marissa Fabris and published by Hunter Publishing, Inc. This book was released on 2005 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Italy's northernmost zone, the Veneto includes Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which once ruled the area. Some 5,000 Renaissance villas still stand, many by Palladio. A food-and wine-lover's paradise, it's also the most artistically rich region in Italy, and the most romantic, with the art of Giotto and Mantegna in Padua, the Roman ruins in Verona, the canals and palaces in Venice itself, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian worked here. Experience their art and be part of their world, with the insights of an insider. Every detail is here about the foods, the sights, the best places to stay and eat.

Moon Florence & Beyond

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1640490663
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (64 users)

Download or read book Moon Florence & Beyond written by Alexei J. Cohen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-06-25 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World-famous galleries, medieval towers, bustling sidewalk cafés, and a culture steeped in artistic innovation: savor the best of Firenze at your own speed with Moon Florence & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Florence's most interesting neighborhoods like the historic center, Santa Croce, San Marco, and Santa Maria Novella, and nearby areas including Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, and more See the Sights: Climb to the top of the gravity-defying Duomo, gaze at Michelango's David at the Accademia, see world-famous works at the Uffizi Gallery, or hike to the Basilica San Miniato al Monte for undisturbed views of the city skyline Get Outside the City: Escape the crowds and explore rolling Tuscan hill towns, the charming medieval city of Lucca, and the vineyards of Chianti Savor the Flavors: Linger over an aperitivo at sunset, sample mouthwatering gelato, explore the city's burgeoning modern restaurant scene, or enjoy a traditional Florentine meal at an old-school trattoria Experience the Nightlife: From a classic Negroni at an al fresco café to a swanky champagne bar or a neighborhood enoteca serving local Brunellos, find the best of Florence's many watering holes Get to Know the Real Florence: Follow local suggestions from Italian transplant Alexei Cohen Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Florentine history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Florence & Beyond. Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Venice & Beyond or Moon Milan & Beyond: With the Italian Lakes.

A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004252525
Pages : 992 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-07-11 with total page 992 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 provides a single volume overview of the most recent developments. It is organized thematically and covers a range of topics including political culture, economy, religion, gender, art, literature, music, and the environment. Each chapter provides a broad but comprehensive historical and historiographical overview of the current state and future directions of research.

Venice Walks

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0762766352
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (762 users)

Download or read book Venice Walks written by Jo-Ann Titmarsh and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore Venice on foot with the help of this innovative guide, filled with full-color, aerial-view maps and color photographs. The routes are comprehensive but not overwhelming, allowing you to connect neighborhoods, parks, and noteworthy sights at your own pace. The informative, lively text provides provides background information on all the must-see areas and offer lots of personal insights and advice — including where to eat, drink, and shop along the way.

Diaghilev

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199779953
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book Diaghilev written by Sjeng Scheijen and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-09-02 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, dancers and choreographers such as Nijinsky and Karsavina, Fokine and Balanchine, and artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Bakst, and Goncharova. An accomplished, flamboyant impresario of all the arts, Diaghilev became a legendary figure. Growing up in a minor noble family in remote Perm, he would become a central figure in the artistic worlds of Paris, London, Berlin, and Madrid during the golden age of modern art. He lived through bankruptcy, war, revolution, and exile. Furthermore he lived openly as a homosexual and his liaisons, most famously with Nijinsky, and his turbulent friendships with Stravinsky, Coco Chanel, Prokofiev, and Jean Cocteau gave his life an exceptionally dramatic quality. Scheijen's magnificent biography, based on extensive research in little known archives, especially in Russia, brings fully to life a complex and powerful personality with boundless creative energy. A New York Times Editor's Choice

The Dreamer

Publisher : Author House
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ISBN : 1468536885
Pages : 162 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (468 users)

Download or read book The Dreamer written by J.M.Hurley and published by Author House. This book was released on 2011-12-30 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summer Charard has started her Junior Year of High school and her biggest wish is to have a fun, care-free, popular life. But on her first day back she meets someone who changes her life, Zane VanLouge. Zane's mysterious in a way that fascinates her but the more she gets to know him, the more she see's that he's hiding something, something big. On top of that she starts having crazy dreams that turn out to be real, is getting beat up every which way she turns, has a psychopath guy haunting her dreams, an suspicious new roommate, a bipolar ex-roommate, and is in a bit of a love triangle. Read on to find out what happens when dreams become reality and reality becomes dangerous.

Union in Separation

Publisher : Viella Libreria Editrice
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ISBN : 8867285130
Pages : 820 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (867 users)

Download or read book Union in Separation written by Autori Vari and published by Viella Libreria Editrice. This book was released on 2016-01-14T00:00:00+01:00 with total page 820 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Union in Separation presents a series of case studies on diasporic groups in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. It explores how Armenian, Byzantine/Greek, Florentine, Genoese, Hospitaller, Jewish, Mamluk, and Venetian communities characterized by diasporic identities and inserted into local contexts navigated religious and socio-ethnic boundaries as well as other categories of difference. The volume draws on a wide range of historical and social-scientific methods and offers new perspectives on the arbitration of difference in the wider eastern Mediterranean from Tana to Cairo and Marseille to Isfahan prior to the emergence of nation states. It provides not only an analytical toolbox for historical diaspora studies but also reveals how, under the looming threat of crusade and within the daily routines of trade, diasporic groups and their hosts negotiated modes of coexistence that oscillated between cooperation and conflict, integration and rejection, union and separation.