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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PART ONE The Barbarian Invasions to the Fourth Crusade question : Quid est
mare? answer : Refupum in pcriculis. Alcuin's Catechism Beginnings [to 727] A
few in fear Flying away from part one The Barbarian Invasions to the Fourth ...
Of Sebastiano Ziani and the Peace of Venice the story has already been told; we
must now turn to a darker and more shameful triumph: that grim adventure still
ludicrously known as the Fourth Crusade, and its architect Enrico Dandolo.
Yet the Fourth Crusade - if indeed it can be so described at all - surpassed even
its predecessors in faithlessness and duplicity, brutality and greed.
Constantinople, in the twelfth century, had been not just the greatest and
wealthiest metropolis ...
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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
Beginnings to 727
The City Rises Up 811900
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