A History of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
"As comprehensive as it is engaging, John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice is a complete history of "the most beautiful and magical of cities." This necessary volume traces the rise of Venice from its fifth-century origins through 1797 when Napoleon put an end to the thousand-year-old Republic."--
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THE COUNCIL OF TEN longer pegged at fifteen ducats a year , a glance at the upper wall will show that the vecchia herself has not been forgotten.1 Yet the deepest and most lasting imprint left on Venice by the events of St Vitus's Day ...
THE COUNCIL OF PISA the day appointed , he had got no further than Siena . The following April , when he had advanced as far as Lucca , his earlier fears were realized : Ladislas marched on Rome . The city , leaderless , impoverished ...
THE COUNCIL OF TEN during which time it had become an important component of the Venetian governmental machine . Important , and yet somehow not quite integral : from the beginning , it had refused to fit tidily into the pattern of the ...
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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
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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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