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To help make your historical tour of Venice a culturally enriching and educational experience, Venicescapes recommends the following books:

 
   
 

Story of a Mercantile Empire

 

Venice: A Maritime Republic
Frederic Chaplan Lane

 

Venice: Lion City
Garry Wills

 

A History of Venice
John Julian Norwich

 

The Genius of Venice
Dial Parrott

 

The Architectural History of Venice
Deborah Howard

 

Venetian Ships and Shipbuilders of the Renaissance
Frederic Chaplan Lane

 

A Short History of Byzantium
John Julian Norwich

 

The New Concise History of the Crusades
Thomas Madden

 

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople
Jonathan Phillips

 

The Travels of Marco Polo
Marco Polo

 

Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World
John Larner

 

The Mongols
David Morgan

 

The Ottoman Empire and the World around It
Suraiya Faroqhi

 

A Most Serene Republic

   
 

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice
Edward Muir

 

Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State
David Rosand

 

Politics in Renaissance Venice
Robert Finlay

 

The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: The Renaissance
Quintin Skinner

 

Venetian Studies
Horatio Robert Forbes Brown

 

Controlling the State:
Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today

Scott Gordon

 

The Machiavellian Moment:
Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

John Greville Agand Pocock

 

The Classical Republicans:
An Essay on the Recovery of a Pattern of Thought
in Seventeenth-Century England

Zera S. Fink

 

The Political Science of John Adams
Correa Moylan Walsh

 

A City of Nations

   
 

The Jews of Early Modern Venice
Robert C. Davis and Benjamin Ravid

 

The Ghetto of Venice
Riccardo Calimani

 

The Jews of Europe and the Inquisition of Venice
Brian Pullan

 

Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio
Patricia Fortini Brown

 

Likeness and Presence:
A History of the Image before the Era of Art

Hans Belting

 

The Mystical Language of Icons
Solrunn Nes

 

The Splendors of Piety

   
 

Venetian Painting: A Concise History
John Steer

 

Painting in Renaissance Venice
Peter Humfrey

 

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice
Frederick Ilchman, David Rosand, Linda Borean,
Patricia Brown, andJohn Garton

 

The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice
Peter Humfrey

 

Painting in Renaissance Venice
Peter Humfrey

 

Piety and Patronage in Renaissance Venice:
Bellini, Titian, and the Franciscans

Rona Goffen

 

Custodian of Wisdom

   
 

Philosophy in Late Antiquity
Andrew Smith

 

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy
ed. Charles B. Schmitt and Quentin Skinner

 

The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance
Language, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning

Christopher S. Celenza

 

Schooling in Renaissance Italy
Literacy and Learning, 1300-1600

Paul F. Grendler

 

Vittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist Educators
W. H. Woodward

 

A New Rome

   
 

Palladio's Venice:
Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic

Tracy E. Cooper

 

Jacopo Sansovino:
Architecture and Patronage in Renaissance Venice

Deborah Howard

 

The Genius of Venice
Dial Parrott

 

Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism
Rudolph Wittkower

 

Venice Disputed: Marc'Antonio Barbaro
and Venetian Architecture 1550-1600

Deborah Howard

 

The Architectural History of Venice
Deborah Howard

 

Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State
David Rosand

 

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice
David Rosand

 

Palladio and Palladianism
Robert Tavernor

 

The Private Palladio
Guido Beltramini

 

The Art of Salvation

 

Painting in Renaissance Venice
Peter Humfrey

 

Tintoretto: Tradition and Identity
Tom Nichols

 

Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop
in Renaissance Venice

Virginia Brilliant and Frederick Ilchman

 

The Reformation: A History
Diarmaid MacCulloch

 

The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: The Reformation
Quintin Skinner

 

The Catholic Reformation
Michael Mullet

 

The Counter Reformation:
Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe

Martin D. W. Jones

 

The Refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700
Robert Bireley

 

Trent and All That: Renaming Catholicism
in the Early Modern Era

John W. O'Malley

 

Gasparo Contarini: Venice, Rome, and the Reform
Elizabeth G, Gleason

 

Venice's Hidden Enemies: Italian Heretics in a Renaissance City
Elizabeth G, Gleason

 

Witchcraft and the Inquisition in Venice 1550-1650
Ruth Martin

 

The Age of Decadence

 

Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice
Michael Levey

 

The Enlightenment: Studies in European History
Roy Porter

 

The Enlightenment: Brief History with Documents
Margaret C. Jacob

 

The Portable Enlightenment Reader
Isaac Kramnick

 

Italy and the Grand Tour
Jeremy Black

 

Venice and the Grand Tour
Bruce Redford

 

Italy's Eighteenth Century:
Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour

ed. Paula Findlen, Wendy Wassyng Roworth, and Catherine M. Sama

 
     
     
 
 
 

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