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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Now more than ever the broad rivers of northern Italy were thronged with
Venetian barges , their gunwales sunk almost to the water - line beneath their
cargoes of iron and wood , corn and wine , salt and - in spite of everything -
slaves ; battling ...
VENETIAN ASSISTANCE Vice - Captain of the Gulf , arrived in Constantinople
with five galleys - one of which may have also carried the young ship's surgeon
Nicolò Barbaro , who was to write a day - to - day diary of the coming siege , the ...
At Corinth a gigantic defensive wall across the isthmus , six miles long , twelve
feet high , with a double ditch and 136 towers , on which the Venetian Captain -
General , Alvise Loredan , had employed 30,000 men that autumn , had been ...
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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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