A History of Venice
Vintage Books, 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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Detail of the bronze doors, Basilica of St Mark 6. SS. Maria e Donato, Murano 7.
The cloister of S. Apollonia 8. Marble medallion of a Byzantine Emperor 9. An
arch in the house of Marco Polo 10. A Venetian ship of Marco Polo's time 11.
These years, however, did include one great moment in Venetian history - the
consecration of the new Basilica of St Mark, which still stands today. Work on this,
the third building to occupy the site since the arrival of the Evangelist's remains ...
The Basilica of St Mark, with the little porphyry lozenge set into the pavement just
in front of the central doorway traditionally marking the spot where Frederick
Barbarossa abased himself before the Pope, is the only building on the Piazza or
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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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