A history of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
At once the most comprehensive and the most engaging history of Venice available in English, this book will be treasured by all those who share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities." Book jacket.
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Finally, presiding over all these institutions, came the Doge himself, the
embodiment of the Venetian state in all its majesty but hemmed in always by his
six Councillors, the Minor Consiglio or Signoria. Without their supervision,
approval and ...
Matters of such importance, as the law clearly laid down, depended on a majority
decision of the Great Council, supported by the six members of the Signoria.
Were he to receive a request from the proper quarter, he would naturally give it
He had never broken the terms of his promissione; the Signoria had agreed to his
sons' election; his son the Cardinal had received the bishopric of Bergamo in the
days of a previous Doge, when there was consequently no reason to refuse it; ...
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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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