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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Scorning the use of fire-ships, he decided on a direct attack; but the Genoese
square did not break, and in the fighting that followed Venice lost twenty-five
galleys out of sixty-eight and many of her best men, including Basegio himself.
It was left to the two most formidable naval powers of the time to fight it out by
themselves, and so they did - savagely, with no quarter given on either side. Fire
broke out, which the high winds quickly spread through both fleets; still they
When he marched on Mantua in 1395 Venice, Florence and Bologna, with active
help from Carrara in Padua, sprang to their neighbour's defence; the fighting was
inconclusive and a truce was soon declared, leading in 1400 to another brief ...
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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
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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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