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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As the banners of Genoa, Hungary and its new lord Francesco Carrara fluttered
over Chioggia and all the bells of Venice rang out the alarm, Doge and Senate
met in emergency session. Still there was no news of Carlo Zeno and his fleet, ...
The Church was kept rigidly in its place, its duties exclusively pastoral, barred
from the slightest interference in affairs of state: bishops were elected by the
Senate, their elections being only confirmed in Rome. And those institutions in
Instead, he reported to the Senate that he had finally been able to pacify him, and
that on his departure Bonaparte had actually declared his friendship for Venice;
but, the report added, 'he feels in the highest degree the passion of pride.
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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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