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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... and westward the spices from India and the Orient , to which had more recently been added cotton from Asia Minor and the Levant , and increasing quantities of sugar , the demand for which was now insatiable throughout Europe .
EUROPE LOOKS TO VENICE to spread the word of the Prophet across Europe and beyond . Subconsciously , too , he probably felt that to abandon the irresistible forward momentum that had already brought him such rewards would be fatal.1 ...
turn , depended on neutrality in the struggles which continued , as they always had , to tear Europe apart . But neutrality itself was hard to preserve against the pressures to which she was increasingly subjected – from Emperor and ...
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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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