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Italian Venice: A History

Richard Bosworth


This book explores Venice—not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. The book looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernisation, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the Fascist regime, through to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. It draws out major themes—the increasingly anachronis ... More

Keywords: history, Venice, Venetian Republic, Risorgimento, Disneylandification, consumerism, culture, Catholic Church, modernisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300193879
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300193879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Bosworth, author
Jesus College, Oxford