The Discovery of France by Graham Robb

The Horses of St Marks: a Story of Triumph in Byzantium, Paris And Venice by Charles Freeman

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In July 1798, a triumphant procession made its way through the streets of Paris. Echoing the parades of Roman emperors many years before, Napoleon Bonaparte was proudly displaying the spoils of his recent military adventures. There were animals - caged lions and dromedaries - as well as tropical plants such as banana and coconut trees. And among the works of art on show, one stood out: four horses of gilded metal, taken by Napoleon from their home in Venice. The Horses of St Mark's are among art's finest creations - and certainly one with a story like no other. For these are statues that have found themselves at the heart of European history time and time again: in Constantinople, at both its founding and sacking in the Fourth Crusade; in Venice, at both the height of its greatness and fall in 1797; in the Paris of Napoleon, and the revolutions of 1848; and back in Venice, the most romantic city in the world. This 2005 Time Warner Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780349115450 SKU: 1369188 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.