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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Marsilio had been despot of Padua until Mastino had seized it from him a few years before ; and although he had been allowed to continue as its governor he had since been little more than a puppet of the Scaligeri .
If Mehmet agreed to renew the treaty , Marcello was to ask that Venice should be allowed to maintain her trading colony in the city , with the same rights and privileges that she had enjoyed under Greek rule , and was to press for the ...
It seemed now as if old Francesco might have been allowed to live out his few remaining years in peace , and so indeed he probably would had not a distinguished senator , one Ermolao Donà , been struck down by an unknown assailant as he ...
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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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