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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He and his agents may have been partly responsible for leaking the true facts about the Crusaders ' intentions ... Many , on hearing of their proposed destination , renounced the Crusade altogether ; many more decided to make for ...
Thus it came about that on 8 November 1202 the army of the Fourth Crusade set sail from Venice . Its 480 ships , led by the galley of the Doge himself , ' painted vermilion , with a silken vermilion awning spread above , cymbals ...
clear to all but Pius himself that his Crusade would never be realized . The two papal galleys lay at anchor in the harbour ; of the promised Venetian ships there was still no sign . Such few knights who had the money to support ...
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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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