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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On the other hand , he had no wish to drive them out only to see them immediately replaced by Venetians . He readily offered a dozen galleys , armed and manned - of which , however , Venice was once again to pay two - thirds of the cost ...
Once again he advised withdrawal , and although once again ultimately overruled he managed to delay departure three full days , long enough for Zane to sustain another severe blow : a report that the Turks had landed in Cyprus .
Once again Venice appealed to the states of Europe for assistance ; once again she obtained the usual dusty answer , apart from the offer of a galley or two from the Pope and the Knights of Malta . The Vizir , Damad Ali , had planned a ...
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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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