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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When he put the idea to Dandolo - to whom , also , it probably came as a less than total surprise – the old Doge accepted it with enthusiasm . He had been in no way chastened by the excommunication ; this was not the first time that ...
If he were too ill to fight he should not have accepted Venetian money to do so , driving harder and harder bargains with the implied threat that if his terms were not accepted he would return to his old allegiance .
On 29 December it resolved to accept the Pope's conditions for peace . ... and that the obligation to provide the galleys , while they fully accepted it , should remain unwritten to avoid giving the Sultan unnecessary offence .
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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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