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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But the Doge himself remained at Tyre no longer than the few days necessary to see that the Franks were true to their bargain . It was now two years since he had left Venice . Although the expedition had been an unqualified success ...
No longer . Not only were there the soaring costs of the Arsenal and its 16,000 workers to be met ; but the spread of state control had spawned hosts of civil servants , lawyers , notaries and accountants to say nothing of a whole army ...
These final words were almost lost , since Zen , unable to contain himself any longer , was loudly calling on the Avogadori di Comun to do their duty and see that the laws were obeyed . " What now ? ' shouted the Doge , ' are we no ...
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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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