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The Cartographer Of Venice

Author : Rosanne Dingli
ISBN : 0648650294
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Water, ships, boats and boatmen are part and parcel of Venice. When an Australian couple arrives by yacht at the beginning of their retirement, they are bewildered by a convent's tourist attraction; a mysterious missing map. An empty space in a glass case becomes an ironic mystery they can't ignore. Some time in the shadowy past of this city, the portolan map was created in the mists of doubt and danger. It filled whoever held it with dread; from a luckless sea captain, to a mapmaker filled with doubt, and a cloistered nun whose worst sin was impatience. Is it as valuable as some people think - and does it lead to some priceless treasure? Does the map exist at all? Taking up an ancient quest, Roger and Denise are duped into modern dangers on the water; both of them alarmed and full of trepidation. Even the help of brilliant Professor Bryn Awbrey can't stop the ruthlessness of cheats, who care only for the money, and whose mistakes and obsessions are not easily erased by time. Each motivated by their own brand of fear, those in the shadowy past and the hyper-real present are touched by the map and what it leads to. The Cartographer of Venice is another literary thriller guaranteed to enthral readers of this series. It's armchair travel at its best, providing inventive fiction built on historical fact. It injects a tiny tingle of unease; about what we seek, and how the past can inject the present with apprehension.

The Venetian Discovery Of America

Author : Elizabeth Horodowich
ISBN : 9781107150874
Genre : Art
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Demonstrates how Venetian newsmongers played a crucial yet heretofore unrecognized role in the invention of America.

A Companion To Venetian History 1400 1797

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ISBN : 9789004252523
Genre : History
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The Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 provides a single volume overview of the most recent developments. It is organized thematically and covers a range of topics including political culture, economy, religion, gender, art, literature, music, and the environment. Each chapter provides a broad but comprehensive historical and historiographical overview of the current state and future directions of research.

A Mapmaker S Dream

Author : James Cowan
ISBN : 9781590305201
Genre : Fiction
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A monk in 16th Century Venice creates a map of the world, based on the tales of travellers he receives in his monastery. Fra Mauro, official cartographer, interprets and speculates on the world, turning map making into a voyage of human imagination. By the author of Letters from the Wild Side.

Egypt In The Cartographic Heritage 1595 1840 A D

Author : Malak Wahba
ISBN : UOM:39015080697694
Genre : Cartography
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Cartography In The European Renaissance

Author : David Woodward
ISBN : 0226907341
Genre : History
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When the University of Chicago Press launched the landmark History of Cartography series nearly thirty years ago, founding editors J.B. Harley and David Woodward hoped to create a new basis for map history. They did not, however, anticipate the larger renaissance in map studies that the series would inspire. But as the renown of the series and the comprehensiveness and acuity of the present volume demonstrate, the history of cartography has proven to be unexpectedly fertile ground. Cartography in the European Renaissance treats the period from 1450 to 1650, long considered the most important in the history of European mapping. This period witnessed a flowering in the production of maps comparable to that in the fields of literature and fine arts. Scientific advances, appropriations of classical mapping techniques, burgeoning trade routes—all such massive changes drove an explosion in the making and using of maps. While this volume presents detailed histories of mapping in such well-documented regions as Italy and Spain, it also breaks significant new ground by treating Renaissance Europe in its most expansive geographical sense, giving careful attention to often-neglected regions like Scandinavia, East-Central Europe, and Russia, and by providing innovative interpretive essays on the technological, scientific, cultural, and social aspects of cartography. Lavishly illustrated with more than a thousand maps, many in color, the two volumes of Cartography in the European Renaissance will be the unsurpassable standard in its field, both defining it and propelling it forward.

Baroque Venice Theatre Philosophy

Author : Will Daddario
ISBN : 9783319495231
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book theorizes the baroque as neither a time period nor an artistic style but as a collection of bodily practices developed from clashes between governmental discipline and artistic excess, moving between the dramaturgy of Jesuit spiritual exercises, the political theatre-making of Angelo Beolco (aka Ruzzante), and the civic governance of the Venetian Republic at a time of great tumult. The manuscript assembles plays seldom read or viewed by English-speaking audiences, archival materials from three Venetian archives, and several secondary sources on baroque, Renaissance, and early modern epistemology in order to forward and argument for understanding the baroque as a gathering of social practices. Such a rethinking of the baroque aims to complement the already lively studies of neo-baroque aesthetics and ethics emerging in contemporary scholarship on (for example) Latin American political art.

Inventing The World

Author : Meredith Small
ISBN : 9781643135397
Genre : History
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An epic cultural journey that reveals how Venetian ingenuity and inventions—from sunglasses and forks to bonds and currency—shaped modernity. How did a small, isolated city—with a population that never exceeded 100,000, even in its heyday—come to transform western civilization? Acclaimed anthropologist Meredith Small, the author of the groundbreaking Our Babies, Ourselves examines the the unique Venetian social structure that was key to their explosion of creativity and invention that ranged from the material to social. Whether it was boats or money, medicine or face cream, opera, semicolons, tiramisu or child-labor laws, these all originated in Venice and have shaped contemporary notions of institutions and conventions ever since. The foundation of how we now think about community, health care, money, consumerism, and globalization all sprung forth from the Laguna Veneta. But Venice is far from a historic relic or a life-sized museum. It is a living city that still embraces its innovative roots. As climate change effects sea-level rises, Venice is on the front lines of preserving its legacy and cultural history to inspire a new generation of innovators.

Leonardo The Genius And The Cartographer The Representation Of Land In Science And Art

Author : Andrea Cantile
ISBN : UVA:X004779384
Genre : Cartography
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History Of Cartography

Author : Leo Bagrow
ISBN : 9781412825184
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This illustrated work is intended to acquaint readers with the early maps produced in both Europe and the rest of the world, and to tell us something of their development, their makers and printers, their varieties and characteristics. The authors' chief concern is with the appearance of maps: they exclude any examination of their content, or of scientific methods of mapmaking. This book ends in the second half of the eighteenth century, when craftsmanship was superseded by specialized science and the machine. As a history of the evolution of the early map, it is a stunning work of art and science. This expanded second edition of Bagrow and Skelton's History of Cartography marks the reappearance of this seminal work after a hiatus of nearly a half century. As a reprint project undertaken many years after the book last appeared, finding suitable materials to work from proved to be no easy task. Because of the wealth of monochrome and color plates, the book could only be properly reproduced using the original materials. Ultimately the authors were able to obtain materials from the original printer Scotchprints or contact films made directly from original plates, thus allowing the work to preserve the beauty and clarity of the illustrations. Old maps, collated with other materials, help us to elucidate the course of human history. It was not until the eighteenth century, however, that maps were gradually stripped of their artistic decoration and transformed into plain, specialist sources of information based upon measurement. Maps are objects of historical, artistic, and cultural significance, and thus collecting them seems to need no justification, simply enjoyment.

The Printed Plans And Panoramic Views Of Venice 1486 1797

Author : Juergen Schulz
ISBN : UOM:39015034264534
Genre : Cartography
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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The Strabo Illustratus Atlas

Author : Peter H. Meurer
ISBN : UOM:39015062428555
Genre : Atlases
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Technology And The Economic Development Of The Tropical African Frontier

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Author : A. J. Hadjipaschalis
ISBN : UOM:39015043412132
Genre : Cartography
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Dictionary Catalog Of The Edward E Ayer Collection Of Americana And American Indians In The Newberry Library

Author : Edward E. Ayer Collection (Newberry Library)
ISBN : UOM:39015082976658
Genre : America
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Author : Laure Raffaëlli
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029028573
Genre : Venice (Italy)
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Venice And The Veneto

Author : Marianne Mehling
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033108973
Genre : Architecture
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A comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to the treasure of Venice - the historic sites, castles, palaces, churches, galleries and museums, in alphabetical order of town for easy reference.

Under Two Lions

Author : Giorgio Rota
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132479051
Genre : History
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Under Two Lions deals with the relationship which existed in the field of culture between Persia and the Republic of Venice in a key period of their history, the years 1450-1797, when both the Republic and Persia found themselves confronted with modernity. The Republic gradually lost its status as a great European power and eventually ceased to exist altogether during the wars that followed the French Revolution. Persia went through a long period of deep and often bloody political, social and religious transformations, but it was still strong enough by the beginning of the 19th century to preserve its political independence in the face of European colonial expansion. The only book-length essay on Persian-Venetian relations dates back to 1865 and deals mostly with diplomacy and trade: Under Two Lions thus fills a gap in the study of the relations between Europe and the Islamic world in the early modern period. Under Two Lions looks at these relations from an Iranological point of view and puts previous scholarship on this subject into a coherent framework, at the same time adding new findings and a new perspective: the result is a new account of Persian-Venetian relations. Under Two Lions pays particular attention to one vital aspect of these relations, that is, the way the Venetians obtained their information about Persia and the Persians: traders played a major role in the acquisition of this information and therefore play a major role in this book as well. Investigating these merchants, who were not only Italian but also Persian and Armenian, has very important implications for the social and economic history of both countries and, given the fact that the Persian sources do not cover the life and the activities of these merchants (neither the Venetians in Persia nor the Persians in Venice), the Venetian sources acquire special importance. The book shows clearly that the Venetians were perfectly capable of obtaining a good knowledge of Persia but also had only limited interest in sharing their information on this or other subjects with other Europeans, who were after all the subjects of rival political and economic powers. Of particular note among the different subjects dealt with in Under Two Lions is the question of the Venetian contribution to the "discovery" of Persia and to early Orientalism. At the same time, Under Two Lions shows the potential results that can be achieved through an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and is the indispensable starting point for further research.

Prince Henry The Navigator And Portuguese Maritime Enterprise

Author : British Museum
ISBN : UOM:39015019125825
Genre : Discoveries in geography
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