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Summary of Thomas F. Madden's Venice - electronic bk

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 The city of Venice was built by the Romans, who were a determined people who wanted to resist the changes that swept Europe. They wanted to remain loyal to their state and to one another, and they wanted to remain Catholics in communion with the pope in Rome. #2 The Venetian lagoon off the coast of Italy was a haunt of fishermen and wharf workers in the Roman era. It was one of a string of lagoons that stretched from Ravenna to Aquileia, and each was connected by Roman navigational channels. #3 The Veneto region was a melting pot of cultures, and it was here that the city of Venice was founded. The Veneto people were industrious, and their cities were crisscrossed by Roman roads bearing merchandise to the region's markets and factories. #4 The city of Venice was founded in 421 by three Roman officials who were sent to Rivoalto, or high bank, an island group in the center of the lagoon. The first refugees preferred the higher, wooded islands on the lagoon's periphery
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