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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His , certainly , was the victory in the technical sense ; but it was a victory that had cost him more dearly than many a defeat . There could be no question of his pursuing the retreating Venetians ; nor , when news of the battle ...
It was the one great victory of the war , and great too was the jubilation when the reports of it were brought back to Venice . Carmagnola's popularity soared . The Doge sent him a fulsome letter of appreciation , and the Republic voted ...
Again and again we find him on the point of a major victory , only to have it plucked from his grasp . Often , too , there is about him more than a little touch of the ridiculous . In the mid - winter campaign of January 1511 , when 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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