A history of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
At once the most comprehensive and the most engaging history of Venice available in English, this book will be treasured by all those who share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities." Book jacket.
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The old fortifications had been torn down at the end of the previous century and
replaced with a completely new enceinte, incorporating all the latest advances in
military architecture; and the town was now, to all appearances, as near ...
The town was weakening fast, its ammunition and supplies running out, its
defences steadily undermined by Turkish sappers. On 22 August it surrendered.
The Turks, doubtless hoping by a well-timed show of magnanimity to encourage
THE LION LEAVES CANDIA taking of the town by storm, he might be able to
secure favourable, even honourable, terms. Admittedly, he had no powers to
parley on behalf of the Republic; but he was aware that on at least three
occasions in ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - setnahkt - LibraryThing
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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