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 action taken by the Genoese after his cession of Tenedos to Venice
illustrates better than anything else both the weakness of his position in
Constantinople and the strength of their own : they simply deposed him . Father
and son changed ...
Brescia was taken by storm , the leader of the revolt was publicly beheaded in the
main square , and the whole city was given over to five days ' sack , during which
the French and German troops fell on the local inhabitants , killing and raping ...
The Turks had taken advantage of the winter and spring to strengthen the
defences of both Canea and Negropont . Contrary winds persuaded him against
another attempt on the Dardanelles ; the Turkish fleet , meanwhile , kept well out
of 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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