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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Although Minotto seems to have promised the Emperor that a fleet would be sent , he had no real justification for doing so since he had not , so far as we can tell , been informed of the Senate's favourable response to his appeal .
When Grimani sought instructions whether he should engage the Turks on sight , he received no reply ; and the question was still unanswered when he led the fleet down the Adriatic to the East . He and his three proveditors were to sign ...
Philip , for his part , had offered a fleet of fifty ships , under the command of Gian Andrea Doria , great - nephew and heir of that Andrea whose hatred of Venice had twice led him to betray the Republic's trust , at Corfu and Preveza ...
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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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