A history of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
At once the most comprehensive and the most engaging history of Venice available in English, this book will be treasured by all those who share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities." Book jacket.
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THE FALL OF CHIOGGIA of forty-seven Genoese galleys under the newly-
appointed admiral Pietro Doria appeared off Chioggia. The town of Chioggia
stands on an island at the extreme southern end of the Venetian lagoon - a
region which, ...
If, immediately after the capture of Chioggia, Pietro Doria had followed Carrara's
advice and launched an immediate attack on Venice, it is doubtful whether Pisani
or anyone else would have been able to save the city. Fortunately, Pietro stuck ...
around Brondolo, where the defence was concentrated; but the hulks were duly
sunk in their appointed places, and within a few hours Chioggia was effectively
closed, the Genoese and all their fleet prisoners within it. The Venetians' work ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - setnahkt - LibraryThing
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
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Another absolutely brilliant book by John Julius Norwich. Incredibly researched, full of amazing details (and the wisdom to have skipped all those details when they didn't contribute to the story ... Les hele vurderingen
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