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Transcript of Venice

In 1348, Venice's population was halved by the plague.
In 1489, Venice conquered the island of Cyprus.
In the 1600 century Venice entered a major decline after the italian turmoil.
This city is also know as the queen of Adriatic.
Eventually Venice became the greatest trading city in Europe in 14-16 century .
The history of Venice and its city itself is unique.
The Venetian Republic still remains the longest ever running republic in the history of the world.

Venice once was also home to the Romans during the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Venice is in Northern Italy on the border of the Adriatic sea.
It was the greatest seaport in late medieval Europe, the continent’s commercial, and a cultural link with Asia.
Venice is one of the larger cities in Italy; and it is known as the city of canals.
It is a romantic hideaway, and it's one of the world’s oldest tourist attraction.
In 1637, the first opera house opened in Venice.
Venice was home to the famous Marco Polo, a merchant who traveled from Venice to China during the Middle Ages (1271-95).
Venice (The Venetian Republic) was found in 421 AD and was built on several islands of a lagoon linked by bridges.
Inhabitants from the neighboring mainland fled to Venice from the Barbarians who conquered Italy after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Venice was a perfect refuge because it was inaccessible, the enemies lacked ships and the knowledge of navigating the sea.
Venetian's wealth came from fishing and selling the salt from the lagoon.
After Shakespeare's death, two more of his plays appeared in Othello in 1622, as well as in the Two Noble Kinsmen.
Othello was printed in two different versions in the first quarter of the 17th Century.
In 1622, appeared The Tragedy of Othello and The Moore of Venice.
It's been acted on Shakespeare's theater, Globe, and at the Black-Friers.
The first play is the shorter version of what most readers know .
The second version was published in 1623, titled The Tradegie of Othello, although the Moore of Venice is more extensive then the first book.
Othello is set against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the latter part of the sixteenth century.
Cyprus, which is the setting for most of the action, was a Venetian outpost attacked by the Turks in 1570 and conquered the following year.
Shakespeare’s information on the Venetian-Turkish conflict probably derives from The History of the Turks by Richard Knolles, which was published in England in the autumn of 1603.
The story of Othello is also derived from another source—an Italian prose tale written in 1565 by Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinzio (usually referred to as Cinthio).

Venice is also known as the Queen Adriatic
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