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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Meanwhile the third group , which had gathered at the little mainland village of Peraga under the leadership of Badoero Badoer , would cross the lagoon at the last moment , wait until the government troops were fully occupied and then ...
Maximilian himself , meanwhile , wisely decided to set up temporary headquarters at Asolo in the Palace of the Queen of Cyprus – who , with her numerous entourage , had fled to Venice at the first news of his approach .
Meanwhile Dandolo , fearing a shortage of gunpowder , had rationed its use to the point where even those of his soldiers who had fire - arms and knew how to use them were forbidden to shoot at any group of Turks numbering fewer than ten ...
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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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