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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But Lombardy had for some time been closed to them, all the mountain passes
having been blocked by another enemy who also had designs on their territory:
Giovanni Visconti, Lord and Archbishop of Milan. And so, in those late summer ...
Visconti for his part hastened to send all possible reassurances, and there is no
telling how long he might have gone on playing for time had there not suddenly
appeared, to seek urgent audience with the Doge, the magnificent figure of the ...
Visconti, Gian Galeazzo, 163-7, 179, 183, 196-7 Visconti, Gian Galeazzo (
Ludovico il Moro's nephew), 371 Visconti, Giovanni, Archbishop of Milan, 120-1,
131 Visconti, Giovanni Maria, 196 Visconti, Matteo, 180-1 Visconti, Valentina,
148, 311, ...
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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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