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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THE KINGDOM OF CYPRUS - the Venetians had reason to regret that they had
not bestowed the commission elsewhere when , in 1498 , they learnt that Rizzo
had already spent 80,000 ducats and the new range was still only half built .
THE UNHAPPY QUEEN patched Pietro Mocenigo - then still Captain - General -
with his feet to Cyprus , ostensibly to protect the young Queen but in fact to watch
over Venetian interests , with orders to fortify strategic strong - points round the ...
Since 1426 Cyprus had been held in vassalage to the Sultan of Egypt , to whom
the Kingdom was bound to pay an annual tribute of 8,000 ducats , and its direct
annexation might well cause her diplomatic complications in that quarter she ...
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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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