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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FREDERICK BARBAROSSA the Western Empire Conrad's nephew Frederick of
Swabia , who succeeded his uncle in 1152 , confirmed Venetian privileges
without demur . It was no wonder that Morosini's dogeship saw another building
One thing only is certain : Venice , by moving her capital to the shores of the
Bosphorus , would have sacrificed her security as well as her identity , and would
have survived little longer – perhaps even less long - than the pathetic Latin
The Holy Roman Empire had been established when , on Christmas Day , A.D.
800 , Pope Leo III had laid the imperial crown on the head of Charlemagne .
Since that day , the concept of a papal coronation had been an integral part of
that of ...
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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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