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Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: A M S Press, Incorporated
Keywords: kingdoms, marvels, east, concerning, venetian, sir, marco, polo, book
Number of Pages: 184
Published: 1920
ISBN-10: 0404115438
ISBN-13: 9780404115432

Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: AMS Press
Keywords: venetian, polo, marco, travels
Number of Pages: 421
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 1440089434
ISBN-13: 9781440089435

Author: Elisabeth G. Gleason
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: reform, rome, venice, contarini, gasparo
Number of Pages: 362
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 0520080572
ISBN-13: 9780520080577

Gasparo Contarini (1483-1542) was a major protagonist in the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenth century. A worldly Venetian patrician, he later became an ascetic advocate of Church reform and, as a Catholic cardinal, was sent to the important Colloquy of Regensburg. He failed in his mission to bring about an agreement between Lutherans and Catholics; nevertheless, his life and thought, as well as his friendships with the most vocal proponents of concord, peace, and toleration, make him an impressive and significant historical figure.In the first biography of Contarini since 1885, Elisabeth G

Author: Lark Ellen Gould
Publisher: Michelin Apa Publications
Keywords: vegas, las, sees, michelin
Number of Pages: 167
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 190626161X
ISBN-13: 9781906261610

Surrounded by vast mountain ranges and the forbidding sands of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is a Technicolor mirage simmering on the horizon with promises of extravagant casinos and international superstars of the stage. Must sees Las Vegas hits the highlights from the canals of The Venetian, to the vocals of Barry Manilow. Sights within must sees Las Vegas are grouped according to Michelin?s time-honored star-rating system, which for more than 100 years has guided travelers to the best a place has to offer. The Michelin Man symbol represents the top picks for activities, entertainment, where

Author: Kenneth Meyer Setton
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Keywords: century, seventeenth, turks, austria, venice
Number of Pages: 520
Published: 1991
ISBN-10: 0871691922
ISBN-13: 9780871691927

Kennth M. Setton provides a brief survey of the Thirty Years' Was as part of the background to Venetian relations with the Ottoman Empire. Having lost the island of Crete to the Turks in the long war of 1645-1669, Venice renewed her warfare with the Porte in 1684, this time as the ally of Austria after the Turkish failure to take Vienna the preceding year. The Venetians now conquered the Peloponnesus (the "Morea"), and occupied Athens, with the disastrous result that the Parthenon was destroyed, a tragedy which receives much attention in this book. This volume is to some exrtent a continuation

Author: Christopher M. S. Johns
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: napoleonic, europe, revolutionary, patronage, canova, politics, antonio
Number of Pages: 298
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0520212010
ISBN-13: 9780520212015

The Venetian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was Europe's most celebrated artist from the end of the ancien rgime to the early years of the Restoration, an era when the traditional relationship between patrons and artists changed drastically. Christopher M. S. Johns's refreshingly original study explores a neglected facet of Canova's career: the effects of patrons, patronage, and politics on his choice of subjects and manner of working. While other artists produced art in the service of the state, Canova resisted the blandishments of the political powers that commissioned his works.Johns u
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