A History of Venice
Vintage Books, 1982 - 673 sider
Traces the rise ot empire of this city from its 5th century beginnings all the way through until 1797 when Napolean put an end to the thousand year-old Republic. 32 pages of black and white photos, 4 maps and charts.
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THE FALL OF CHIOGGIA of forty-seven Genoese galleys under the newly-
appointed admiral Pietro Doria appeared off Chioggia. The town of Chioggia
stands on an island at the extreme southern end of the Venetian lagoon - a
region which, ...
If, immediately after the capture of Chioggia, Pietro Doria had followed Carrara's
advice and launched an immediate attack on Venice, it is doubtful whether Pisani
or anyone else would have been able to save the city. Fortunately, Pietro stuck ...
Perhaps the Venetian aristocracy was not quite such a closed circle after all.
Despite the rigours of the Chioggia campaign, old Andrea Contarini was still, so
far as we can gather, in reasonable health when the thirty came to do him
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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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