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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In August 1409 ambassadors from England , France and Burgundy arrived in a body to seek Venetian endorsement for Pope Alexander ; at the same time the Doge received a request from Gregory for safe conduct to pass through Venice on his ...
He would occasionally heed the messages he received from his paymasters when it suited his book to do so ; otherwise he simply brushed them aside . All this was clear enough ; indeed , it was an attitude for which the Venetians ...
THE PAIX DES DAMES brave ; they were drawn from every corner of Europe ; and the news of their collapse was everywhere received with a dismay quite disproportionate to their political significance . Only , perhaps , among the Venetians ...
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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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