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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Most Christian states, at least in the central and eastern parts of the continent,
had already felt the temper of Turkish steel. Venice, however, as always
preferring commerce to conquest, had hitherto contrived to remain on friendly
terms, and ...
defending fourteen miles of walls against the Sultan's army of 80,000 or more,
and the great Turkish cannon remorselessly pounding at the triple fortifications
that represented the only bulwark between the Empire and its destruction.
THE SIEGE OF CORFU inform him that, in consequence of certain recent
incidents in Montenegro and the interception of a Turkish ship in the Adriatic, his
master had decided to declare war. The transparency of the excuse served only
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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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