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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Finally the young man was captured , narrowly escaping with his life ; it was only thanks to his father's intercession with the judicial authorities that his sentence was commuted to one of perpetual banishment .
... civic receptions were held in the Doge's honour ; holy relics were brought out for his inspection and adoration . Oaths of fidelity were freely sworn ; on occasion young men even rallied , uninvited , to the Venetian colours .
Young Alexius's offer of active assistance was a welcome change , and not to be despised . Finally , there must have been many among the more materialistically inclined who shared their leader's hope of personal rewards .
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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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