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18%OFFJames H. S. Mcgregor - Venice from the Ground Up - 9780674027527 - V9780674027527
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Venice from the Ground Up

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Description for Venice from the Ground Up Paperback. Protected in a tidal estuary from barbarian invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen, salt gatherers and traders who settled in Venice crafted an amphibious way of life. This work recreates this world-turned-upside-down, with its waterways rather than roads, its boats tethered alongside dwellings, and its livelihood harvested from the sea. Series: From the Ground Up. Num Pages: 384 pages, 110 color illustrations, 25 halftones, 10 maps. BIC Classification: 1DST; WQH; WTH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 149 x 24. Weight in Grams: 684.

Venice came to life on spongy mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. Protected in a tidal estuary from barbarian invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen, salt gatherers, and traders who settled there crafted an amphibious way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. In an astonishing feat of narrative history, James H. S. McGregor recreates this world-turned-upside-down, with its waterways rather than roads, its boats tethered alongside dwellings, and its livelihood harvested from the sea.

McGregor begins with the river currents that poured into the shallow Lagoon, carving channels in its bed and depositing ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
Series
From the Ground Up
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass., United States
ISBN
9780674027527
SKU
V9780674027527
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About James H. S. Mcgregor
James H. S. McGregor is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia.

Reviews for Venice from the Ground Up
This is an excellent book. The history of the city is recounted as if it were a story, which makes the whole work eminently readable. The history of Venice is as meandering as its canals, and to have achieved an overall straightforward path through it is no small feat. McGregor's book is a perfect introduction to Venice. Italians themselves would ... Read more

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