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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Meanwhile Bajamonte , riding at the head of his company along the Merceria , had paused under the great elder tree which at that time stood by the church of S. Giuliano . Why he did so is uncertain . He may have wished to gather his ...
His ring of office was slipped from his finger and ceremonially broken ; the corno was removed from his head . Giorgio Dolfin , once again an eye - witness , tells us that as the delegation was leaving the old man noticed in one of its ...
... officer struck his head from his shoulders . It was customary , when a besieged town had defended itself to the last , for the victorious commander to allow his men a three - day period of rapine and plunder .
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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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