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Chioggia and the Villages of the Venetian Lagoon : Studies in Urban History - Richard J. Goy

Chioggia and the Villages of the Venetian Lagoon

Studies in Urban History

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2012
ISBN: 9780521302753
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book is the study of the history of a group of villages, and one large town, that lie in the lagoons that surround Venice. Although written by an architect, it is not concerned solely with architecture, but with the whole history of the settlements, their origins, their growth and development, the occupations of their inhabitants, and the reasons for their prosperity or decline over the centuries. The book will interest professional architects and historians, many of whom will be familiar with the history and environment of Venice itself. It will also attract a more general reader, and perhaps lovers of Venice, and engender a desire to explore beyond St Mark's Square and the Rialto markets, to discover or rediscover the lesser riches of these modest but fascinating communities, whose physical environment, like that of Venice itself, has changed very little over the last two hundred years.

Chioggia
Introduction
Origins of the town
Early medieval Chioggia
Local records from the eleventh to the end of the thirteenth century
The late medieval apogee and the war of 1380
Reconstruction of the town 1380-1400
Chioggia in the quattrocento: retrenchment and social problems
The sixteenth century: civic pride and financial decline
From Sabbadino to the second great plague, 1630
The later seicento and the building boom of the eighteenth century
The Napoleonic survey: nineteenth-century postscript
The lidi of the southern lagoon: Part III. The northern Venetian lagoon Burano: Part IV. Some notes on other Venetian sites: Part V. Three other lagunar settlements: Part VI. Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521302753
ISBN-10: 0521302757
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 13th January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.79

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