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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And so , to top all the Doge's other misfortunes , there was now added a further burden – shame and humiliation for his gullibility in falling into so obvious a trap . He could go no further . His expedition had been disastrous ...
Further defeats followed , further embassies from Florence , further rebuffs ; but with every new Milanese victory the isolationist argument was becoming increasingly hard to defend , particularly after the Florentine envoy – in a ...
... Cardinal Ippolito of Este , had given valuable , if ultimately ineffectual , assistance to Maximilian during the siege of Padua ; and it was with the object of teaching the Duke a further sharp lesson that the CaptainGeneral of the ...
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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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