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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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 ...
At the same time a force of Dutch mercenaries who had recently been hired by
the Republic in case of need and were at present being lodged , together with the
crews of the eleven ships that had brought them , at the Lazzaretto would be ...
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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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The City Rises Up 811900
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