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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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 .
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 .
a Gregory XI had brought the Papacy back from Avignon to Rome in 1377 , 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
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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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