A History of Venice
Penguin Adult, 3. jul. 2003 - 704 sider
Intricate, captivating, beautiful, romantic, unique, unforgettable - John Julius Norwich's A History of Venicetells the story of this most remarkable of cities from its founding in the fifth century, through its unrivalled status for over a thousand years as one of the world's busiest and most powerful city states, until its fall at the hands of Napoleon in 1797. Rich in fascinating historical detail, populated by extraordinary characters and packed with a wealth of incident and intrigue, this is a brilliant testament to a great city - and a great read.
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - mkfs - LibraryThing
As usual, Norwich is an entertaining guide through an often-overlooked (in comparison to England, France, Spain) area of Eurpoean history. His fondness for the city, resulting in copious footnotes ... Les hele vurderingen
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Although weighty in both the literal and metaphorical sense of the word, this turned out to be quite a worthwhile book. It covers the history of Venice from 421 CE to 1797 CE. The Most Serene Republic ... Les hele vurderingen