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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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 ...
Behind those tremendous walls the defenders were admittedly few : some 8,000 as compared with a Turkish a force which , with new contingents arriving every few weeks from the mainland , probably by now fell not far short of the 200,000 ...
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 ...
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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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