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The Resource The Venetians : a new history from Marco Polo to Casanova, Paul Strathern, (sound recording book on CD)

The Venetians : a new history from Marco Polo to Casanova, Paul Strathern, (sound recording book on CD)

Label
The Venetians : a new history from Marco Polo to Casanova
Title
The Venetians
Title remainder
a new history from Marco Polo to Casanova
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strathern
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • By profiling some of the most celebrated personalities of European history, including Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Petrarch, Vivaldi and Casanova, this vibrant history of the Republic of Venice reveals how it became the first great economic, cultural and naval power of the modern Western world
  • "The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and built a trading empire which at its apogee reached as far afield as China, Syria and West Africa. This golden period only drew to an end with the Republic's eventual surrender to Napoleon. The Venetians illuminates the character of the Republic during these illustrious years by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European history--Petrarch, Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Vivaldi, Casanova. Frequently, though, these emblems of the city found themselves at odds with the Venetian authorities who prized stability above all else, and were notoriously suspicious of any "cult of personality." Was this very tension perhaps the engine for the Republic's unprecedented rise? Rich with biographies of some of the most exalted characters who have ever lived, The Venetians is a refreshing and authoritative new look at the history of the most evocative of city states."
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1940-
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Strathern, Paul
Dewey number
945/.311
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not applicable
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Intended audience
General adult
Literary text for sound recordings
history
PerformerNote
Narrator: Derek Perkins
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Tantor Media
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  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
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Label
The Venetians : a new history from Marco Polo to Casanova, Paul Strathern, (sound recording book on CD)
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Publication
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  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Retail ed.
Extent
11 sound discs (approx. 13.5 hrs.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781452619477
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865019983
  • (OCoLC)ocn865019983
  • 2088161
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Venetians : a new history from Marco Polo to Casanova, Paul Strathern, (sound recording book on CD)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Retail ed.
Extent
11 sound discs (approx. 13.5 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452619477
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865019983
  • (OCoLC)ocn865019983
  • 2088161
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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