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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Finally the young man was captured , narrowly escaping with his life ; it was only thanks to his father's intercession with the judicial authorities that his sentence was commuted to one of perpetual banishment .
Such action , finally , would involve a welcome postponement of the Egyptian expedition . The Crusading army proved readier to accept the change of plan than might have been expected . A few refused outright and set off for Palestine on ...
... the Ionian Islands , all the Peloponnese , Euboea , Naxos and Andros , Gallipoli , the Thracian seaboard , the inland city of Adrianople and finally , after a brief negotiation with Boniface , the all - important island of Crete .
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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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