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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offensive until a new one had been appointed and had had time to travel out and
take up his command . During those few weeks the Venetians worked day and
night to strengthen the defences of their city . It was a gigantic effort , involving ...
The Venetian mercenaries , at this time still under the command of the Orsini
cousins , who had apparently resisted the Pope's pressures on the rest of their
family as successfully as they had repulsed Maximilian's armies the year before ...
Meanwhile the supreme command was entrusted to Antonio Zen , who sailed out
the following summer and on 7 September 1694 landed some 9,000 men on the
island of . Chios . The island already boasted a large Christian population , both ...
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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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