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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Nor could he forget that his general was a condottiere through and through - and
in the language of the condottiert there was no word for loyalty. They did not even
pretend otherwise. Their swords were sold, quite openly, to the highest bidder, ...
Victories were necessary for a condottiere's name and reputation; but it was
greatly in his interest to see that such victories were not too crushing, and that
plenty of scope was left for further campaigns. Thus advantages once gained
By its terms Filippo Maria was obliged to surrender not only Brescia and the
Bresciano but also - and with considerably greater reluctance - Carmagnola's
wife and children, whom the condottiere had abandoned at the time of his hasty ...
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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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