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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As their prosperity increased and their numbers grew they began to spread themselves , moving out to various islands in the lagoon which , for one reason or another , the earlier settlers had tended to ignore .
What , however , is far more important - and indeed the only reason why so trivial an incident is worth mentioning at all in this book – is the fact that in this , the first campaign in her history to be waged entirely on land , Venice ...
As much to preserve law and order as for any other reason , the Council of Ten voted special powers for the Collegio - to order special patrols for the streets and canals , to search all strangers entering Venice , to put suspected and ...
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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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