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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It is dedicated , surprisingly , not to the Evangelist but to St Euphemia , the leader
of an obscure group of local virgins martyred at Aquileia soon after his departure ;
but it begins the association of St Mark with Venice which was merely to be ...
But if the Venetians thought that this last coup would bring an end to their
problems , they were soon disillusioned . Obelerio lost no time in elevating his
brother Beato to share his throne , and the new tandem soon proved almost ...
It soon would be ; the days were shortly to come when anyone found guilty of
seizure or damage to the property of the Republic would almost certainly spend
the rest of a rather short life regretting it . The first decade of Domenico Selvo ' s ...
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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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