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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Later centuries, when the condottieri were to seize power in city after city I. The
Montecchi are the Montagues of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. MANUEL
COMNENUS until they came to dominate most of North 94 BETWEEN TWO
By this time Venice had secured the services of two members of the Orsini family
as condottieri, Nicolo Count of Pitig- liano and his cousin Bartolomeo d'Alviano.
The former, with French help, successfully blocked Brandenburg, while the latter
There she had recently succeeded, in return for large financial subsidies, in
securing the support of a powerful anti-papal faction led by the Orsini, two of
whom, as we have seen, were already on her payroll as condottieri. Inevitably,
word of ...
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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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