St. Mark's Basilica - An International Treasure Essay by Peerless

St. Mark's Basilica - An International Treasure
This paper explores the story of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.
# 5742 | 2,465 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European) , Architecture (History)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper describes the history and significance St. Mark's Basilica. This church is a major architectural and historical "anchor" of Venice, Italy. It details the church's unique architecture, and gives an historical account of how it was built and by whom. It provides an in-depth description of the church, interior and exterior, and also provides excerpts from stories and myths concerning the church.

From the Paper:

"It's a given fact that countless great cathedrals, monasteries, and other holy places have been built over the ages as a testament to man's devotion to God. In point of even more practical fact, that devotion was often tempered and blended with a generous portion of servitude to one's feudal lord as well, with the unspoken incentive that one got to keep one's property, position, or even one's life if one gave good service . . . and if one did not, well, things may not go as well as one would hope! But St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, may well have an additional distinction of its own not only as a sign of devotion to God, but as an edifice that stands uniquely in itself as a visual means of atonement for sin, an effort at retribution for what might well be termed a "divine crime " . . ."

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

St. Mark's Basilica - An International Treasure (2003, February 10) Retrieved December 05, 2022, from

MLA Format

"St. Mark's Basilica - An International Treasure" 10 February 2003. Web. 05 December. 2022. <>