By Elizabeth Horodowich
In this vibrant new historical past of Venice, Elizabeth Horodowich, one of many major specialists on Venice, tells the tale of where from its historic origins, and its early days as a multicultural buying and selling urban the place Christians, Jews and Muslims lived jointly on the crossroads among East and West. She explores the usually neglected position of Venice, along Florence and Rome, as one of many critical Renaissance capitals.
Now, because the resident inhabitants falls and the variety of travelers grows, as brash new ads disfigure the traditional structures, she appears to be like on the danger from the emerging water point and the way forward for one of many nice wonders of the world.
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