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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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 Basegio himself.
After heavy fighting the Milanese were routed. So precipitous, indeed, was their
flight that the bridge across the Adige collapsed and many were drowned.
Piccinino was forced to return to the Bresciano, where desultory fighting
... whose feelings against the Republic were no whit less hostile than those of his
great-uncle - secret instructions to keep out of trouble, to let the Venetians do the
fighting, and to bring the Spanish fleet safely home again as soon as possible.
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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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