A History of Venice
Vintage Books, 1982 - 673 sider
Traces the rise ot empire of this city from its 5th century beginnings all the way through until 1797 when Napolean put an end to the thousand year-old Republic. 32 pages of black and white photos, 4 maps and charts.
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ROBERT GUISCARD The Norman army, however, which had disembarked
before the battle, was still virtually unimpaired; and after an eight-month siege -
during which, at one moment, it inflicted a crushing defeat on a Byzantine force ...
Maximilian, as usual, dithered; but even without him, the new League showed
signs of proving a force to be reckoned with. One reason, apart from his natural
temperament, for the Emperor's ambivalent attitude was the proposed Church ...
Then, when all was in readiness, Osuna's ships, flying his own personal standard
, would advance up the Adriatic and land an expeditionary force on the Lido,
together with a fleet of flat-bottomed barges in which that force would be rowed ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - setnahkt - LibraryThing
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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