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Venice: The Most Triumphant City

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1980)
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Jeanne
I feel like if I knew more about Venice I would enjoy this a lot more.

Alas, this was my introduction to the city and Italian history is general. To say the least, this was not a good book to start with as I couldn't even finish it. I made it about 60% of the way through and absorbed very little information, aside from the fact that the author mentions the city's 'virginity' way too much.

The author tells the history of Venice through its images presented in literature throughout the years. The co
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Bull was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981 and a Vice-President of the British-Italian Society in 1994.
He was awarded an OBE in 1990. George Bull was made Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory in 1999, and was awarded the order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold rays with Neck Ribbon (Japan) in 1999.

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