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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An attempt to procure their expulsion having failed, the Venetians put a price on
their heads - as they had already done with the two surviving scions of the
Scaligers - and then, in Padua, deliberately set to work to eliminate every
outward sign ...
TROUBLE WITH THE TURKS already behind him, the new Doge is unlikely to
have resented this further reduction of the ducal authority. We first hear of
Tommaso Mocenigo in 1379, when he was given the unenviable task of bringing
back to ...
Venice was already in the throes of a serious financial crisis. One of her major
private banks, the Garzoni, had failed in the previous year for 200,000 ducats,
despite a personal offer of 30,000 from the Doge himself in an attempt to save it;
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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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