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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These heralds of Anti-Christ seized the chalices and the patens, tore out the
jewels and used them as drinking cups ... As for their profanation of the Great
Church [St Sophia], it cannot be thought of without horror. They destroyed the
high altar, ...
Later he served as Captain-General in the Black Sea, where in 1396 he
succeeded in rescuing what was left of a Christian army - composed largely of
French and Hungarians - under King Sigismund, after its still more disastrous
defeat by the ...
Uluch Ali saw the gap, and instantly changed his plans, altering his own direction
towards the north-west with the object of cutting straight through the Christian line
and falling upon it from the rear. This new course led him against the southern ...
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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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