“…A SUDDEN EVAPORATION OF OLD DOUBTS AND DILEMMAS.”
What was the character of the people who managed to maintain a stable republic for a thousand years?
For 3 centuries uniquely Venetian innovations in diplomacy, technology, finance, and warfare made her the wealthiest and most powerful city on earth.
But what caused Venice’s long and slow decline, her turn from a military and economic juggernaught into the very epitome of gambling, masquerade, and pleasure?
Well… as well as all the dates and the facts and the (very) pretty pictures, Venice knows things.