A History of Venice: Queen of the Seas

A History of Venice Queen of the Seas In these lectures Professor Madden explains how the city on the lagoon was established by refugees escaping the onslaught of northern barbarians invading the crumbling Roman Empire Through its histor

  • Title: A History of Venice: Queen of the Seas
  • Author: Thomas F. Madden
  • ISBN: 9781440704826
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Audiobook
  • In these lectures, Professor Madden explains how the city on the lagoon was established by refugees escaping the onslaught of northern barbarians invading the crumbling Roman Empire Through its history, Venice housed the world s leading merchants, thrived as a maritime powerhouse, and developed into an independent republic not unlike the present United States Venice d In these lectures, Professor Madden explains how the city on the lagoon was established by refugees escaping the onslaught of northern barbarians invading the crumbling Roman Empire Through its history, Venice housed the world s leading merchants, thrived as a maritime powerhouse, and developed into an independent republic not unlike the present United States Venice draws millions of visitors each year, and these lectures shed light on why the city is such a continual source of fascination Container.

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    1. I think it is natural for someone who has devoted much of their career to a subject to more or less fall in love with it, and Madden has clearly fallen in love with the Serene Republic. Due to this, however, I found some of Madden's analyses in this series a little one-sided. For example, Madden admits that Venice's early Republicanism did, ultimately, evolve into more of an Oligarchy. However, later in the series, he doesn't like Venice's enemies noting this about Venice (I guess because they a [...]

    2. Pretty much the same content as the book Venice: A New History by the same author, in fourteen succinct lectures (each approximately 30 minutes long). Recommended to anyone planning a visit to this beautifully unique city or interested in its history.3.5 stars

    3. Really interesting book, well researched and well written. I listened to this as an audiobook. Just like sitting in a lecture and learning about something new. The lecturer spoke well and obviously knew his topic.

    4. The author may not be as compelling a speaker as say Kenneth Harl of the Great Courses but this work still held my interest from start to finish. Mr. Madden definitely knows the material and yet doesn't provide so much detail on any one topic that the big picture is lost. I learned a lot from these lectures on the importance of Venice in world history and have developed a surprising admiration for the Venetian people as well. If only a free trip to Venice was included in the purchase because now [...]

    5. A great and thorough history of Venice, one of the most successful and long-lived Republics in history. Ties in often with the history of Byzantium and the fall of Rome.

    6. I thoroughly enjoyed this course as I have all of Madden's courses. His presentation is clear, knowledgeable, and put together in a narrative way that makes sense of the progress of history. This course details many aspects of the Venetian empire, from its physical foundation, the engineering behind its location, the maritime and financial sources of its power, its architecture, monuments, and churches, its role in preserving western culture through the darkest of the dark ages and the Crusades, [...]

    7. An amazing book on the history of Venice. Perfect for anyone who wants to visit. I would love if he did this series for several European cities. I would liked to have heard more about the history of the Jews in Venice because I think that was a little white washed.

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