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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Determined to re - establish himself in Rome , the young Emperor now returned there and prepared to besiege the city . Reinforcements were summoned from Germany ; but just as they reached him , and while the Byzantine bride he had so ...
Gregory XI had brought the Papacy back from Avignon to Rome in 1377 , but had died a year later ; and the ensuing election had been tumultuous in the extreme . The Roman populace knew full well that if the French Cardinals and their ...
Had the young man lived , he would probably have rallied what was left of the army and marched on Rome and Naples , forcing Pope Julius to come to terms and restoring King Louis to the Neapolitan throne ; the subsequent history of Italy ...
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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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