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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Pietro Candiano had been a child of his century - a century which, following the
break-up of Charlemagne's Empire in 888, had witnessed the steady political
disintegration of Italy. In the north, Lombardy had remained prey to the Magyars
At this particular moment in her history, with her relations with Manuel Comnenus
growing increasingly strained and her Italian markets ever more profitable, she
had no wish to antagonize Frederick Barbarossa more than was necessary.
The Ferrara War and the Queen of Cyprus [1481-1488] You Venetians, it is
certain, are very wrong to disturb the peace of other states rather than to rest
content with the most splendid state of Italy, which you already possess. If you
knew how ...
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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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