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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Meanwhile work began on defensive stockades , in the form of wooden piles driven into the mud around the city . Giovanni Dolfin was a brave man , but he was also a realist . He knew that the Hungarians could never be turned back by ...
Maximilian himself , meanwhile , wisely decided to set up temporary headquarters at Asolo in the Palace of the Queen of Cyprus – who , with her numerous entourage , had Aled to Venice at the first news of his approach .
Meanwhile the Veronese Count Francesco Emili hastened to Venice to implore , even at this late stage , the support of the Serenissima for the rising . His request , it is hardly necessary to record , was turned down flat .
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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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