Venice - Pure City

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Tells the history of the city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the fourth century to the rise of a great mercantile state and a trading empire, the wars against Napoleon and the tourist invasions of today.
A title created in the light of Peter Ackroyd’s own television series, Venice - Pure City presents the mystery and beauty of this jewel in the lagoon of Italy’s north. The city is dealt with in true Ackroydian style - at once romantic and factual, conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges and squares, the churches, festivals and hidden back streets.

Ackroyd leads us through the history of the city from the arrival of its first refugees in the fourth century, via its rise as a great mercantile centre to the modern-day invasion by tourists and the gondola trade; from Jewish ghettos to carnival masks, from destitute artists to sumptuous Murano glass. Ackroyd's book is a fresh journey through the magical realm of Venice.
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Weight 0.398000
Author Peter Ackroyd
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780099422563
Pages 512
Published 01/07/2010
Publisher Vintage
Section Travel Writing: General
Size Unfolded 13x20cm
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