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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Six years later Robert de Hauteville , called Guiscard ( ' the Crafty ' ) , had been invested by Pope Nicholas II with the Duchies of Apulia , Calabria and Sicily . This last investiture was somewhat premature .
His brother Marco was already nursing a personal grievance against the Doge , who had publicly accused him of cowardice at the time of his escape from Ferrara ; and Marco now called a secret meeting of his friends .
Inevitably , so unwieldy a body was obliged to delegate , and it was already common practice for it to appoint smaller committees of so - called savii , or sages , to handle specific questions . Some of these savii were permanent ...
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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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