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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By now , what little hope the exhausted defenders retained of saving the city was
concentrated on the longawaited Venetian fleet . Yet even this was problematical
. Although Minotto seems to have promised the Emperor that a fleet would be ...
Philip , for his part , had offered a fleet of fifty ships , under the command of Gian
Andrea Doria , great - nephew and heir of that Andrea whose hatred of Venice
had twice led him to betray the Republic's trust , at Corfu and Preveza , some
THE TWO FLEETS MEET which - not being oared like the galleys - were
considerably less manoeuvrable , were to form a separate convoy . !
Emboldened by the fall of Famagusta and by the departure of virtually the entire
Venetian fleet for ...
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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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