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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... princely pomp with an extensive retinue , while the local inhabitants came out
to do him homage and the monasteries along the way vied with each other in the
lavishness of their hospitality With the civil and ecclesiastical authority now firmly
... of the atrium and the facade . ? Meanwhile , in the constitutional sphere ,
Giacomo Tiepolo had produced his codification of the laws of the Republic and ,
with his promissione , had brought about a further curtailment of ducal authority .
But in ...
Eleven years later , its authority was explicitly limited to ' most delicate matters '
only - cose segretissime . This definition , however , still left plenty of scope for
argument , and its activities were not appreciably curtailed . Rather , indeed , the
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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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