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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Europe , too , settled back in the comfortable belief that it had nothing to fear from
the Turk : Venice , clearly , would always be able to keep him in his place . On the
other hand , she must also be kept in hers , and in the opinion of Sigismund of ...
Had Sforza been there on the spot to seize his inheritance he might have been
able to face his rivals with a fait accompli ; in his absence , all was confusion .
Frederick III of Austria , the Western Emperor - elect , claimed Milan as a lapsed ...
... or Francesco Foscari or Leonardo Donà , able to focus Venetian energies and
to stand firm against Bonaparte's bullying ; if Venice had been able , in the
summer of 1796 , to throw into the field a properly equipped army of perhaps as
few as ...
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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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