A History of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
"As comprehensive as it is engaging, John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice is a complete history of "the most beautiful and magical of cities." This necessary volume traces the rise of Venice from its fifth-century origins through 1797 when Napoleon put an end to the thousand-year-old Republic."--
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TROUBLE WITH THE TURKS already behind him , the new Doge is unlikely to have resented this further reduction of the ducal ... under King Sigismund , after its still more disastrous defeat by the Turkish Sultan Bajazet I at Nicopolis .
defence , being excellently manned by courageous Turks who fought like dragons . With God's help I overcame her , and cut most of the said Turks to pieces . Yet it cost me much to save her , for others of their galleys bore down upon my ...
Then , on 19 February , with a strong north wind behind them , the Turks once again bore down upon their adversaries . As they fought , the wind rose to gale force ; the sea grew rougher , until close manoeuvring became impossible .
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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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