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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But he was already past seventy at the time of his election, and in 1178 he
decided to withdraw from public life - retiring, as more than one of his
predecessors had done before him* to the monastery of S. Giorgio Maggiore.
There he died soon ...
The new system of election to the dogeship which they now devised must surely
rank among the most complicated ever instituted by a civilized state. It strikes the
modern mind as ridiculous, and to some extent it was. But it is worth setting ...
Gregory XI had brought the Papacy back from Avignon to Rome in 1 377, but had
died a year later; and the ensuing election had been tumultuous in the extreme.
The Roman populace knew full well that if the French Cardinals and their ...
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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
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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