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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Thither the Pope arrived before the first hour of the day [6 a.m.] and, having heard
Mass, soon afterwards ascended to the higher part of his throne to await the
arrival of the Emperor. There he sat, with his patriarchs, cardinals, archbishops
Behind those tremendous walls the defenders were admittedly few: some 8,000
as compared with a Turkish force which, with new contingents arriving every few
weeks from the mainland, probably by now fell not far short of the 200,000 of ...
It began badly: the first body of troops on whom they opened fire proved to be a
recently arrived detachment of Germans, marching up to give them support. Once
order had been re-established, they charged the Turkish emplacements, with ...
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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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