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 DOGES ' PALACE torn apart by civil war . The imperial treasury was empty ; it came as a surprise to no one when in 1343 the Emperor John V Palaeologus was obliged to pawn to Venetian merchants not only all the gold and silver from ...
Although the Doges ' Palace is , by any standards , unique , there is one particularly significant respect in which it differs from the corresponding seats of power in the mainland cities of Italy . They are , nearly all of them ...
VENICE IN 1400 was complete ( although its top stage was to be remodelled in the sixteenth century ) , while down on the Molo the great south front of the Doges ' Palace lacked only the canopied balcony at its centre , which bears 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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