A history of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
At once the most comprehensive and the most engaging history of Venice available in English, this book will be treasured by all those who share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities." Book jacket.
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He was seized, shorn of his beard, and dispatched to end his days in
Constantinople. Otto's successor, Pietro Barbolano - but, with that perverseness
which characterizes so much of early Venetian nomenclature, more usually
known as ...
M The Fall of Constantinople  The spider weaves the curtains in the palace
of the Caesars; The owl calls the watches in the towers of Afrasiab. Lines from the
thirteenth-century Persian poet Sa'di, said to have been quoted by Mehmet II ...
On the outward journey Loredan was on no account to engage any Turkish ships
except in self- defence; once at Constantinople, short of a general order to put
himself at the disposal of the Emperor, there was no direct injunction for him to ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
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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