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Alessandro Barbero

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Alessandro Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is the author of The Battle: A New History of Waterloo (Walker & Co., 2005), Charlamagne: Father of a Continent, and Master Pyle’s Bella Vita and Other People’s Wars, winner of the Strega Prize for Fiction. He is a renowned historian whose two-volume history of the Battle of Lepanto is considered to be the definitive text on the subject. He teaches Medieval History at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Vercelli, Italy.  

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  • Having been to Venice myself I was excited to see this book on one of my favourite author’s recommended lists. THE EYES OF VENICE is set in the 16th century, at a time when the Republic is experiencing a famine and living conditions are tough for the poor. Barbero is exceptional...
    — May 15 2013
  • I am a lover of Venice, and so when I heard about this book, I jumped on the opportunity to read and review it! THE EYES OF VENICE takes place in the 16th century, where magic and splendor blend with lurid slums, danger, and poverty. The lives of two newlyweds, Michele...
    — Feb 1 2013

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