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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... where in 1396 he succeeded in rescuing what was left of a Christian army – composed largely of French and Hungarians – under King Sigismund , after its still more disastrous defeat by the Turkish Sultan Bajazet I at Nicopolis .
a defending fourteen miles of walls against the Sultan's army of 80,000 or more , and the great Turkish cannon remorselessly pounding at the triple fortifications that represented the only bulwark between the Empire and its destruction ...
Early in August , however , there arrived reports that gave new encouragement to the defenders and must have struck gloom into Turkish hearts . Venice had concluded an alliance with the Empire ; the latter had entered the war .
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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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