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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Marsilio had been despot of Padua until Mastino had seized it from him a few
years before; and although he had been allowed to continue as its governor he
had since been little more than a puppet of the Scaligeri. His natural resentment
his pride, he appealed to Doge Venier, pointing out that Visconti would prove an
infinitely greater danger to the Republic than he himself had ever been, and that
the only hope of Venetian salvation lay in supporting an independent Padua as ...
A VENETIAN POPE sentence of death could now be seen as merely a routine
precaution. This characteristically Venetian interest in education and medicine
was also reflected in the Republic's attitude to Padua, whose university - the
oldest in ...
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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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