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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Scorning the use of fire - ships , he decided on a direct attack ; but the Genoese square did not break , and in the fighting that followed Venice lost twenty - five galleys out of sixty - eight and many of her best men , including ...
It was left to the two most formidable naval powers of the time to fight it out by themselves , and so they did ... They had lost most of their galleys and some 1,500 of their best fighting men , an appallingly high figure at any time ...
I did not retire , nor would I have retired while life remained to me ; but , still fighting vigorously , I drove back ... but by God's grace and the intercession of St Mark our Evangelist we at last put them to fight – many of their ...
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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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