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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Finally, presiding over all these institutions, came the Doge himself, the
embodiment of the Venetian state in all its majesty but hemmed in always by his
six Councillors, the Minor Consiglio or Signoria. Without their supervision,
approval and ...
Doge Barbarigo need not have bothered to dissemble as he did, for the
ambassador knew perfectly well that for six weeks already the Signoria had been
engaged in secret negotiations with representatives of Ferdinand of Spain, the ...
This pattern took the usual form of a pyramid - the Doge at its apex, then the
Signoria, then downward through the Collegio and the Senate to the Great
Council. The Ten, however, had always remained apart - an illogical, anomalous
body with ...
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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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