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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TROUBLE WITH THE TURKS already behind him, the new Doge is unlikely to
have resented this further reduction of the ducal authority. We first hear of
Tommaso Mocenigo in 1 379, when he was given the unenviable task of bringing
back to ...
defence, being excellently manned by courageous Turks who fought like dragons
. With God's help I overcame her, and cut most of the said Turks to pieces. Yet it
cost me much to save her, for others of their galleys bore down upon my port ...
Then, on 19 February, with a strong north wind behind them, the Turks once
again bore down upon their adversaries. As they fought, the wind rose to gale
force; the sea grew rougher, until close manoeuvring became impossible.
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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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