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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Some idea of the fury of the flames, and of the wind which fanned them, can be
gained from the fact that at least one of these fires actually crossed the Grand
Canal.1 At that time, it must be remembered, many of the smaller churches and ...
of the church, and thither they brought much timber and deal planks and ladders,
and so raised up a lofty and splendid throne. And they also erected two masts of
pine wood of wondrous height on each side of the quay, from which hung the ...
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Ruzzini, Marco, 116-17 S. Andrea (lake; now Lago di Loppio), 317 S. Antonio (
church), 63 S. Antonio Abbate (monastery), 181 S. Antonio di Castcllo, 437 SS.
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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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