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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Sacile , Feltre and Belluno , three towns that Venice had lost in 1411 , were
recaptured in quick succession . ... Sigismund's involvement in the Hussite wars
once again prevented him from sending reinforcements to the area ; the only
town that ...
The town was weakening fast , its ammunition and supplies running out , its
defences steadily undermined by Turkish sappers . On 22 August it surrendered .
The Turks , doubtless hoping by a well - timed show of magnanimity to
THE LION LEAVES CANDIA taking of the town by storm , he might be able to
secure favourable , even honourable , terms . Admittedly , he had no powers to
parley on behalf of the Republic ; but he was aware that on at least three
occasions in ...
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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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