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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Geoffrey de Villehardouin , who knew him well , assures us that although his eyes appeared normal , he could not see a hand in front of his face , having lost his sight after a head wound ' . 2 Neither his age nor his blindness , in any ...
And yet , surprisingly , it was just at this gloomy moment in her history , while the papal interdict was still in force , that there first appeared , in 1284 , one of the most lasting and internationally significant of all Venetian ...
In that event he would have appeared before the Quarantia or the Council of Ten , and his punishment , we can be sure , would have been very different . Soon , afterwards , indeed , the Ten actually put on record their dissatisfaction ...
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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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