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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But Lombardy had for some time been closed to them, all the mountain passes
having been blocked by another enemy who also had designs on their territory:
Giovanni Visconti, Lord and Archbishop of Milan. And so, in those late summer ...
This equilibrium was however shattered early in 1402 when the new western
Emperor-elect Rupert of the Palatinate, on his way - as he hoped - to his imperial
coronation in Rome, was persuaded to call a halt in Lombardy and crush his ...
Early in October the Seigneur de Chaumont marched south from Lombardy. A
feint towards Modena deceived and split the papal forces, whereupon Chaumont
promptly bypassed the town and advanced at full speed on Bologna itself. By the
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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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