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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It followed that the force which the Sultan was to hurl against them in May 1565 had from the first to be largely self - supporting . And whereas Rhodes was only ten miles from the Turkish coast , Malta was nearly a thousand .
The Turkish invasion force had appeared off the coast of Cyprus on 1 July . ... and had entrusted it to two of his ablest and most experienced commanders : Lala Mustafa Pasha for the land forces and Piale Pasha – a Croat who ...
Then , when all was in readiness , Osuna's ships , flying his own personal standard , would advance up the Adriatic and land an expeditionary force on the Lido , together with a fleet of flat - bottomed barges in which that force would ...
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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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