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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THE DOGES' PALACE torn apart by civil war. The imperial treasury was empty; it
came as a surprise to no one when in 1343 the Emperor John V Palaeologus
was obliged to pawn to Venetian merchants not only all the gold and silver from
and a three-man commission was now appointed to consider whether it should
be further enlarged or whether, alternatively, a completely new one should be
built in another part of the Palace. Wisely, the commission recommended the
VENICE IN 1400 was complete (although its top stage was to be remodelled in
the sixteenth century), while down on the Molo the great south front of the Doges'
Palace lacked only the canopied balcony at its centre, which bears the date of ...
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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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