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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... richer and more powerful perhaps , thanks to a mixture of good luck , unscrupulous behaviour and boundless self - confidence , but in no way essentially superior to themselves and - on land at least - certainly not invincible .
Du Bellay The peninsula was at peace - at least by Italian standards ; and though that peace had been brought about by imperial - papal agency and all Italy still lay under the shadow of the Eagle's wing , Venice had managed to ...
Admittedly , he had no powers to parley on behalf of the Republic ; but he was aware that on at least three occasions in the past - the first as early as 1647 , and then again in 1637 and 1662 - the question of a negotiated peace had ...
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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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