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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She rightly guessed, therefore, that rather than risk an advance across the lagoon
he would turn his attention westward, where the last of the once-great dynasty of
the Scaligeri, Antonio della Scala, still kept a rather tenuous hold on Verona ...
With himself, Florence and Bologna it also included Francesco Gonzaga of
Mantua, Antonio della Scala's dispossessed son Can Francesco of Verona, and
Duke Robert of Bavaria. What it now needed above all else was the support of
Riding through the night, he rejoined the bulk of his army and, only a week later,
launched a surprise attack on Verona. Before the defending garrison knew what
was happening, the greater part of the city was in his hands. It was bad news for ...
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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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