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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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. Small wonder that ...
The Turkish invasion force had appeared off the coast of Cyprus on i July. Sultan
Selim - the memory of his father's humiliation in Malta still fresh in his mind - had
spared no pains in its preparation, and had entrusted it to two of his ablest and ...
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 be rowed ...
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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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