The Venetian Empire
A Sea Voyage
Introduced by Stella Tillyard
A maritime voyage like no other with historian and travel writer Jan Morris, in this unique illustrated edition.
Jan Morris’s writing has always exuded infectious enthusiasm for her subjects, and never more so than when she writes about La Serenissima. In the late Middle Ages, the small city state of Venice gained unprecedented wealth and power through her maritime connections and as a by-product of the sack of Constantinople. Morris takes us on a journey through the modern-day places that were once part of Venice’s sphere of influence, whether tiny Greek islands or glittering modern cities, to explore its lingering legacy. This is an affectionate account, part-travelogue, part-social and political history, brought to life with Morris's trademark wry wit and remarkable eye for detail.
Quarter-bound in cloth with Modigliani paper sides printed with a wall carving of the Lion of St Mark
Set in Bembo
Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates, and a 3-page fold-out colour map
Printed map endpapers
10˝ × 6¾˝