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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There he found ambassadors from Manuel awaiting him. They were in a
conciliatory mood. Their master, they assured him, had no wish for war. The
Doge had only to send a peace mission to Constantinople; he would then find
that all ...
We hear of him, for example, in 1 171 taking part in Vitale Michiel's Eastern
expedition and, in the following year, as one of the Doge's ambassadors on the
abortive peace mission to Manuel Comnenus.1 Did his loss of sight date from this
Doge Barbarigo need not have bothered to dissemble as he did, for the
ambassador knew perfectly well that for six weeks already the Signoria had been
engaged in secret negotiations with representatives of Ferdinand of Spain, the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - setnahkt - LibraryThing
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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