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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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 dangerously
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 arrived ...
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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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