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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Their solution was to offer them to the Duke of Austria, on condition only that he
should at once occupy them with an army in the Republic's name. The Duke
asked nothing better: confronted with a vastly superior force, Carrara had no ...
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 ...
It was Sarpi, now appointed official counsellor to the Senate, who drafted the
Republic's reply to the Pope's first brief - that which related to Church property.
The tone was respectful but utterly unyielding, the style concise and unadorned,
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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
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
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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