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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The imperial treasury , after his uncle's extravagances , was empty ; the new
taxes he was forced to introduce were openly resented by his subjects , who
knew all too well where their money was going . Meanwhile the clergy - always
And those institutions in which , ultimately , the political power resided were
subject to exquisitely calculated systems of ... its sessions - established in 1310 '
to preserve the liberty and peace of the subjects of the Republic and to protect
as she was well aware , was due entirely to Venetian protection ; but that
protection had gradually become as oppressive to her as it was to her subjects .
Every important post at court or in the administration was in Venetian hands ,
every town ...
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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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