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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Nevertheless , by dint of a forced loan of 3 per cent on all incomes and the threat
to the Florentine bankers in Venice that they would be instantly expelled if they
did not change the money at once and at a fair rate , the government met its ...
But once again Venice saw her hopes dashed ; and once again the Spaniards
were the cause . ... Foscarini , dumbfounded , asked why and , when the Prince
unconvincingly replied that his provisions were running low , at once offered to ...
As for the two prisoners , once the ban was lifted , she would consign them to the
French Ambassador as a token of her regard for the King , but without prejudice
to her right to judge and punish them . On no account would she readmit the ...
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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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