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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Unfortunately bad weather delayed his ships until November , and when at last they were able to sail the defenders were ready for them . Outside the harbour of Cassiope , in the extreme north - east corner of the island , they were met ...
They would then all sail up to Constantinople together . ... In any case the tracking down of ships at sea without precise knowledge of their courses or sailing dates was largely a matter of luck until the present century .
At first I estimated it at 300 sail ; now I would put it at 400. The whole sea appeared like a forest . This sounds incredible , but it was indeed a sight stupendous to behold ... They row magnificently , with a fast stroke ...
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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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