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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We need not necessarily believe the contemporary accounts of accompanying phenomena – the unseasonable heat that prostrated man and beast alike , the ominous rumblings from beneath the lagoon , the fish jumping in terror from the water ...
Their task was not made easier by the presence of Francesco da Carrara – now supported by 3,000 Hungarians sent by King Lajos - on the shores of the lagoon , where they had only just succeeded in saving Mestre from his clutches .
The town of Chioggia stands on an island at the extreme southern end of the Venetian lagoon - a region which , even by local standards , strikes one as peculiarly indecisive ; where the geography fails utterly to make up its mind ...
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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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