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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It was only on the nineteenth day of the deliberations , and after the fifty - third ballot , that he acquired the necessary majority , and even then his success was due only to the sudden decision of his rival , Vincenzo Morosini ...
Venice , clearly , could take no credit for Henry's military success in winning his rightful crown . In the diplomatic field , however , by her open and courageous example as well as by her advocacy with five successive Popes ...
Meanwhile the Turks in Crete , encouraged by reports of their compatriots ' success , had attacked and seized the last remaining Venetian outposts at Suda and Spinalunga , whose inhabitants , relying as they did on Turkish treaty ...
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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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