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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Immediately he began to regret the offers he had made so rashly at Zara in the spring . The imperial treasury , after his uncle's extravagances , was empty ; the new taxes he was forced to introduce were openly resented by his subjects ...
But for the time being there was peace , with Venice continuing to ride on a wave of commercial prosperity perhaps unparalleled in her history ; and , as always when the political and economic situation allowed , the Venetians began ...
In April the level of food supplies began to give some cause for concern ; but Bragadin dealt with the problem efficiently enough by evicting over 5,000 ' useless mouths ' from among the civil population and sending them out to seek ...
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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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