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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So important an acquisition , coming as it did on top of the Scaligeri defeat and
the elimination of what had seemed a threat to Venice ' s very survival , had also
a profound effect on the national morale . The treaty was celebrated on St ...
This had the effect of diminishing the powers of the Ten to some degree , but it
could not obviously resolve the fundamental problem : the Ten was an
anomalous body , it had always been so , and therein lay its strength . No amount
of trimming ...
Thomas Otway , Venice Preserved Great victories , whether military , diplomatic
or moral , almost invariably have a tonic effect on the popularity of the leader of
the victorious side . To this rule , however , Leonardo Donà was an exception .
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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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