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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... state of Rascia in Bosnia ( from whom he seems to have derived his curious
Christian name ) , grandson of Doge Lorenzo and son of that Giacomo who had
refused to contest the dogeship with Pietro Gradenigo twenty years before .
Venice herself had not yet taken possession , but the local governor remained
loyal to John and refused point - blank to recognize the authority of Andronicus .
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Having no sons of his own , the Duke had named as his heir his cousin , Don
Cesare of Este ; but the Pope refused to recognize the legality of this succession -
on the grounds that Don Cesare , though subsequently legitimatized , had been ...
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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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