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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Another difficulty has been the constant temptation to digress; to talk more about
painting and sculpture, music and architecture, costumes, customs and social life
- particularly the social life of the eighteenth century, which attained a level of ...
VENICE IN I 400 was complete (although its top stage was to be remodelled in
the sixteenth century), while down on the Molo the great south front of the Doges'
Palace lacked only the canopied balcony at its centre, which bears the date of ...
We have seen how, even in the two previous centuries when much of Europe
was torn to shreds by religious strife, Venice had alone maintained that moderate
, humanist outlook which had sprung from the Renaissance and which must have
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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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