Venice (volume 1); The City Of The Sea. From The Invasion By Napolã©on In 1797 To The Capitulation…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byEdmund Flagg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. Thksk volumes do not aspire to the dignity of History. Should they supply a deficiency in the Literature of the day, and afford the future historian a digest of material, they will have subserved their purpose. That a comprehensive view of Venice as she once was and as she Dow is, together with a sketch of her invasion by Napoleon and her fill in '07 after fourteen centuries of flourishing existence, has long been a desideratum, every tourist in North Italy is aware; while it ii certainly remarkable, that, among the numberless volumes of "Revolution Literature" since '48-49, not one has appeared to record in detail the heroic struggle of the "City of the Sea." Had wch a work in any language appeared, the present would never, probably, have had existence; although, doubtless, an American pen can always render events in another land more comprehensible to: « American reader, than could even a native of that land himself. Ira Botta, for example, has presented the Italian a for more lucid view of the American Revolution, than could, perhaps, the most graphic and impartial of American historians. Facts being the object of this work, every available source of information has been called on for its quota--the history--the archive--the review; the pamphlet--the newspaper--the placard. To the accomplished historian of the Italian Republics, and to the excellent Itinerary of Lecomte, the writer has been chiefly indebted in his Introduction. The works of Thiera, Scott, Botta, Spalding, and others, have been freely consulted and carefully collated, in absence of original archives, in Part First; while, to the little volumes of Debrunner, Garrano, and Contarini, and to the larger ones of Mariotti, Pepe, and Stiles, as, also, to foreign reviews, to jour...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. Thksk volumes do not aspire to the dignity of History. Should they supply a deficiency in the Literature of the day, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217142338

ISBN - 13:9780217142335

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