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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DANDOLO TAKES THE CROSS had ever seen richer or finer - but sufficient for an army three times the size of that assembled . In their reduced numbers , the Crusaders could not hope to pay the Venetians the money they had promised .
THE BATTLE OF FORNOVO The next morning , soon after first light , Charles led his army forward . He and his 10,000 men were fully arrayed for battle , but in a last tenuous hope of avoiding open conflict he resolved to cross the ...
the new arrivals for the fray that , refusing even to wait for the remainder of the army , they launched their own attack at dawn on 25 June . It began badly : the first body of troops on whom they opened fire proved to be a recently ...
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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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