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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Michael Palaeologus had needed less help from the Genoese than he had expected , and had even managed to avoid direct hostilities with Venice , whose fleet had been providentially absent from the Bosphorus when Strategopoulos had struck ...
Once again , fighting had broken out between the Venetian and Genoese colonies in the city , in the course of which many Venetians had been massacred . Those who had escaped the slaughter , including the bailo , had been immediately ...
A renewed request to return home in the spring was again rejected ; and it was a resentful and demoralized body of men that awoke in Pola on the morning of 7 May 1379 to find a Genoese fleet of twenty - five sail lying at the harbour ...
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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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