Dr Madden has published several books on medieval history and also on Venice, and his expertise shows. He is leading us through the history of Venice - and am learning so much! Dr Madden has plenty of slides and especially the maps so he leads us step by step into how little cities were developed alongside Venice. Very enjoyable!
Dr. Madden is a wonderful teacher, amazingly knowledgeable, a superb communicator , incredibly well informed and his classes are terrific.
Excellent presentation. Great visuals.
Dr Madden makes history seem like storytelling. I’m excited to return to these places to see if I can remember all the wonderful info he’s been sharing with us.
He wove the readily known history of the rest of Italy into the uniqueness that is Venice. I learned so much more about Constantinople, Rome, Lombardy and the trade in 'saint's body parts' than I ever thought. His stories are humorous as well as instructive. Loved it.