Venice is famous for grandiose spectacle and cultural achievement; and notorious for vice, the sexual licence of Casanova, for cinematic imaginings of horror and death. This unit traces Venice from medieval origins in a muddy Adriatic lagoon, through the rise and decline of its mighty early-modern empire, to emergence as a 21st-century global tourist Mecca. It investigates Venice's extraordinary impact on everything from republican thought to understanding of how human beings inhabit the city environment.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week.
Participation (10%), 1x1000wd Exam (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x500wd Essay bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay outline (10%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in the History majorProhibitions