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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perhaps the most influential travel book ever written, Marco Polo came of a family
entirely typical of the Venetian merchant aristocracy of his day. His father, Nicold
Polo, was one of three brothers who were also business partners and of whom ...
MARCO POLO cities and provinces, and carrying out missions to South India and
even beyond. Whether his father and uncle accompanied him on these missions
is uncertain. What does seem clear, however, is that Kublai found all three ...
His brother Marco was already nursing a personal grievance against the Doge,
who had publicly accused him of cowardice at the time of his escape from Ferrara
; and Marco now called a secret meeting of his friends. They readily agreed with ...
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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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