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Venice: The Biography of a City epub

by Christopher Hibbert


Venice: The Biography of a City epub

ISBN: 0393026760

ISBN13: 978-0393026764

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Category: History

Subcategory: Europe

Language: English

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (April 1, 1989)

Pages: 435 pages

ePUB book: 1698 kb

FB2 book: 1408 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Christopher Hibbert (born Arthur Raymond Hibbert) MC (5 March 1924 – 21 December 2008), was an English author, historian and biographer. Venice: The Biography of a City 1988 google.

Christopher Hibbert (born Arthur Raymond Hibbert) MC (5 March 1924 – 21 December 2008), was an English author, historian and biographer. He has been called "a pearl of biographers" (New Statesman) and "probably the most widely-read popular historian of our time and undoubtedly one of the most prolific" (The Times). The Encyclopaedia of Oxford (Macmillan, 1988). Redcoats and Rebels (Grafton, 1990).

Ships from and sold by Scandia Books & More. I'm just a reader much interested in History, not a specialist, but I was disappointed by the superficial treatment of key historical periods in Venice's history (early origins and the rise of the maritime empire). The intriguing question about the emergence of the many government bodies that made Venice unique is hastily treated in half a page.

Hibbert, Christopher, 1924-2008.

Described by Professor Sir John Plumb as "a writer of the highest ability and in the Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS (5 March 1924 - 21 December 2008) was an English writer, historian and biographer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

Venice: The Biography of a City. The biography of a city. Benito Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce. The book will, therefore, I hope be of practical use to all those who intend one day to visit or revisit Florence, as well as providing an outline of its varied past and character sketches both of the men and women who have played their parts in its long history and of the many strangers who have come under its peculiar spell, so.

This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh buildings and treasures of the city.

Travel Books European Travel Books. by Christopher Hibbert. ISBN13: 9780246136367. Venice: The Biography of a City.

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Author: Christopher Hibbert ISBN 10: 0246130199. Title: Venice: The Biography of a City Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Venice: The Biography of a City by Christopher Hibbert (Hardback, 1988). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Part narrative, part social history, and part guide book, this account traces the rise of Venice, and its history through the ages to the present day
Full disclosure, I am an unabashed Christopher Hibbert fan. We recently traveled to Europe where Venice was our first stop, for a week's time. This book will take you back to the founding of Venice, introduce you to the establishment of their institutions, and share with you all her fame, wars, epidemics, floods, and fires. Hibbert also informs you about some of her unique citizens who go on to become powerful members of the Signoria, and even Doge. Venice enjoys a long history of being a cultural innovator, in art, music, food, architecture, and politics, and here too, Hibbert fills you in on all of those evolutions. In addition, he doesn't fail to mention of the visitors who found their way to Venice during the centuries, and shares there impressions of the city with you.

Now having spent a week in the city, I found it fascinating to be able to relate what I gained from the book to contemporary Venice. I discovered that to be invaluable during my visit. If you're going to visit Venice soon or sometime in the future, I believe you will find this a valuable resource during your stay.
I loved Hibbert's book about Florence, so I decided to buy this one before my planned new visit to Venice (1st edition, hardcover, lots of B&W pictures, fewer color plates). I'm just a reader much interested in History, not a specialist, but I was disappointed by the superficial treatment of key historical periods in Venice's history (early origins and the rise of the maritime empire). The intriguing question about the emergence of the many government bodies that made Venice unique is hastily treated in half a page. Things improve around the Renaissance, but as you keep reading you have the permanent sensation that you are missing important things. The best parts are the accounts of the 1848 rising and the experiences of the 19th century English and American visitors. Though, not a single account from Wagner or Thomas Mann stays. The extended footnotes at the end of the book are useful to get information on the historical buildings and art collections. The whole impression: it looks like this book was written in a hurry or lacked a proper revision from the author. It's a pity, because it could have been a great book to read before visiting the city.
Love to read about Italy. Venice is my first city to visit and close to my heart. A good read.