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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It was autumn before the two navies could meet in the southern Adriatic , together to begin the siege of Corfu , and the following spring before the army could join them , accompanied by the Emperor himself in overall command .
He was deprived of his command , sentenced to six months ' imprisonment , and debarred from all office under the Republic for five years . It seems hard to believe that Venice , poised as she was on the brink of disaster , should have ...
In April 1499 the sixty - five - year - old Antonio Grimani was elected to the naval command , immediately offering his services without payment and a loan to the state of 16,000 ducats . Other public - spirited citizens hastened ...
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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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