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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Without delay , ' he writes , ' the Doge gave orders for the restoration and improvement of the doors , seats and tables which had been damaged after the death of Doge Contarini . ' Why , one asks , should this have been necessary ?
THE BLACK DEATH on the Anatolian coast , including the city of Smyrna . Smyrna was to remain in Christian hands for the next half - century ; but the League itself soon fell apart , ending in characteristically Venetian fashion with a ...
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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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