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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Venice , for all her growing power , still remained dependent on the mainland for her lines of communication and supply . If these were to be cut , she would be brought rapidly to her knees and obliged to accept Coloprini as Doge ...
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 ...
Venice , not for the first time , took the law into her own hands and launched a punitive expedition ; Ferdinand in his turn protested ; and the resulting war , while it remained on a fairly desultory level , grumbled on in Istria 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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