City of the Lagoons: A History of Venice in a Six-Part Course with Dr. Thomas F. Madden
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Everyone knows what Venice is, but few know why it is or how it came to be. This course will guide participants to discover those answers. Venice is not simply a work of art. It is the birthplace of modern capitalism. While the rest of medieval Europe groaned under kings and landed magnates, the Venetians formed a free republic – one that would last for a thousand years.
Did you know: Dr. Madden will be leading two Context Journeys, to both Venice and Istanbul in 2022. Context Journeys are multi-day, small group tours in cultural capitals all over the world. For additional details, please click here.
Thomas F Madden is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. As an author and historical consultant, he has appeared in such venues as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The History Channel. He is the author of "The Concise History of the Crusades," "The Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople," and numerous other books and studies. He is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Medieval Academy of America, and was named a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar.
Yes. All registered participants will be sent a recording within 24 hours of each session's conclusion. The recordings are available to re-watch for seven days thereafter.
Are there additional seminars, courses, and in-person experiences being led by Dr. Madden?
Yes! Dr. Madden will be leading several popular Context courses in 2022. Details are available here.
Additionally, Dr. Madden will be leading two Context Journeys, to both Venice and Istanbul in 2022. Context Journeys are multi-day, small group tours in cultural capitals all over the world. Expertly crafted to take learners to the heart of a destination, our Journeys take logistics and planning off of your plate as you uncover the history, art, and culture of your chosen destination. For additional details, please click here.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
Excellent. I look forward to more topics by Dr Madden.
Dr. Madden made the long and complex history of Venice easy to digest and also riveting. I highly recommend this course. So much I didn't know about Venice!
A thorough history of Venice and her founding and development, sociology, and art through the ages up until the present. Excellent and thought-provoking.
The six week course presented by Dr. Madden was both entertaining, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable. This is the way history should be presented and I would happily take another one of his courses.
Discussion of Venice during more familiar historical period.