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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EARLY BUILDING - - - water . Wood was still the most popular building material ; it was light , easy to transport , abundant - thanks to the pine forests around the lagoon - and cheap . Bricks , so characteristic of later Venetian ...
When hostilities were resumed early in 1431 , no one in Venice can seriously have thought that , promises or no promises , Carmagnola had any interests at heart but his own . He would occasionally heed the messages he received from his ...
THE TEN TAKE ACTION a a followed in early September with a direct order , in itself an unprecedented step : he was forbidden to retire for the winter . The campaign must go on . So it did , ineffectually , for another month .
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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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