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 lion of St Mark 3 3. The apse of the Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta , Torcello 4. A Byzantine panel from the screen , Torcello 5. Detail of the bronze doors , Basilica of St Mark 6. SS . Maria e Donato , Murano 7.
These years , however , did include one great moment in Venetian history , - the consecration of the new Basilica of St Mark , which still stands today . Work on this , the third building to occupy the site since the arrival of the ...
Thirteenth - century carving on a portal , St Mark's 21 ( Below right ) . Baptistery , St Mark's . This mid - fourteenth - century mosaic of Salome provides an invaluable illustration of contemporary Venetian fashion 22 ( Bottom ) .
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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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