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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In the past two years the already considerable number of Venetian merchants in Palermo , Messina and Catania had enormously increased . There was nothing to prevent William from acting as Manuel Comnenus had acted in 1171.
TROUBLE WITH THE TURKS а 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 1379 , when he was given the unenviable task of bringing back ...
Venice was already in the throes of a serious financial crisis . One of her major private banks , the Garzoni , had failed in the previous year for 200,000 ducats , despite a personal offer of 30,000 from the Doge himself in an attempt ...
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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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