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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Having already accepted Verona and Vicenza in similar style , he was by now
growing accustomed to such ceremonies . On this occasion Padua was
represented by sixteen of its most distinguished citizens , robed in scarlet ,
supported by a ...
If he were too ill to fight he should not have accepted Venetian money to do so ,
driving harder and harder bargains with the implied threat that if his terms were
not accepted he would return to his old allegiance . And if he were simply less ...
... as a loyal Venetian , sought only to persuade the legitimate organs of the State
to accept their responsibilities . ... was consequently no reason to refuse it ; while
as for that of Vicenza , he had merely accepted it in substitution for the first .
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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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