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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Those years , ineffectual as they had been , had cost the Republic much – in ships and manpower , in money and morale . Venice was tired . She was also disillusioned . By now , surely , it must be evident that the Turkish threat was ...
Unlike the northern and Atlantic nations , however , Venice continued to favour the galley as the basis of her war navy , confining her own ship - building activities entirely to the old models . On the face of it , there were good ...
At this the two other ships immediately went about and were not seen again ; Laugier , however , continued on his way until two armed pinnaces from S. Andrea came out to intercept him and block his path .
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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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