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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enemies now controlled the entire Mediterranean , cutting them off not only from the Levant and the Crimea ... But Lombardy had for some time been closed to them , all the mountain passes having been blocked by another enemy who also ...
To make matters worse , the attitude of Francesco da Carrara , Lord of Padua , was distinctly equivocal ; if Padua were to betray its allegiance , the enemy would be on the very threshold of the Rialto . Such was the situation when ...
... and a corresponding upsurge in enemy morale – at the worst possible time , when the allied crews were becoming more and more dispirited . Colonna agreed with him ; so , sadly and reluctantly , did old Girolamo Zane .
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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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