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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... Flabanico , a wealthy silk - merchant who had led the insurrection six years
before . Flabanico ' s known anti - dynastic views , plus the pattern of subsequent
Venetian history , have together been responsible for a widely held theory ...
They readily agreed with him , as he had known they would , that Pietro
Gradenigo could no longer be allowed to remain in office ; but their first
recommendation was , on the face of it , surprising . To lead the conspiracy , they
suggested that ...
... he must have known that for all their assurances there was a limit to what his
paymasters could be expected to tolerate . ... town of Macalo , otherwise known
as Maclodio , near the Oglio river , and on 11 October 1427 virtually destroyed it .
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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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