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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When each wave of barbarians had passed , the majority would return to their
homes – or what was left of them - and try to resume their old mainland lives . It
was only later that their descendants came to understand that this was not to be .
... a special corps of 200 , chosen by the heads of the sestieri , were to guard the
Piazza , another thirty the Doges ' Palace , and ten more were appointed to each
of the contrade to see that no man passed from one to another after nightfall .
... these organizations enjoyed a considerable measure of autonomy and proved
of increasing value , as the years passed , both to their members and to the state .
Unlike the guilds of other Italian towns – the Arti of Florence for example – they ...
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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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