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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else in the western world - 'understood as yet the tenacity of the Sultan's
character nor the superb quality of his weapons of war.' Nor on the other hand
can anyone, least of all the Venetians, have deceived themselves into thinking
that the city ...
By the time the brief and unmemorable reign of Pasquale Malipiero came to an
end in 1 462,2 the young Sultan had eliminated the last vestiges of independent
Serbia - though the vital bridgehead of Belgrade had been saved through the ...
Occupying the Ottoman throne at this time was the half-mad Sultan Ibrahim, who
until his accession in 1 640 had spent his entire life a virtual prisoner in the
seraglio and who, after a brief reign marked only by cruelty, frivolity and vice ...
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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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