A History of Venice
Knopf, 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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Heraclea was the seat of the Byzantine governor , Grado that of the Patriarch ; neither amounted to more than a large village . More prosperous than either was Torcello , whose superiority as a commercial centre was recognized but ...
Within a month or two of Pepin's retreat a Byzantine legate arrived in Venice on his way to the Frankish court at Aachen . The Byzantines , once they had become accustomed to the idea , had found themselves resenting Charlemagne's ...
THE BYZANTINE MARRIAGE - a Bari was - Orseolo was being kept for Byzantium . Pietro had never allowed his rapprochement with Otto or Henry to affect his friendship with Basil II . His Dalmatian adventure , if not actually cleared 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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