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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But if the Venetians thought that this last coup would bring an end to their problems , they were soon disillusioned . Obelerio lost no time in elevating his brother Beato to share his throne , and the new tandem soon proved almost ...
Their rabble army - much of it composed of hardened criminals , released from prison in return for the promise of unpaid military service soon reverted to type and began murdering and plundering indiscriminately ; soon , too , the old ...
Soon the local Venetian governor arrived and , not wishing to be implicated even after the event in what was , after all , an act of sheer piracy , ordered them away . Having made several attempts to put in at various ports of the ...
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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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