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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For a moment it looked as if all the careful diplomacy of the past year was to be brought to nothing The situation was saved by the Sicilians . The leader of their delegation , Archbishop Romuald of Salerno , ordered his ships to be ...
When the news was brought to him he exploded with rage , and ordered the immediate massacre of all Christians in his Empire . This order , fortunately , he was later persuaded to countermand ; but it soon became clear that punitive ...
alone , the extinction of two ruling houses in quick succession - the Farnese in Parma and the Medici in Tuscany - brought about a new confrontation between Spain and Austria , and the tension was still further increased by the dispute ...
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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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