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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In 452 they were followed by a new scourge , fiercer and far more cruel - Attila the Hun , advancing remorselessly over North Italy , leaving a trail of devastation and destruction behind him . He too attacked Aquileia , which defended ...
A ballot followed . If he obtained the required twenty - five votes , he was declared Doge ; otherwise a second name was drawn , and so on . With a system so tortuously involved as this , it may seem remarkable that anyone was ever ...
The crossing was successfully accomplished , but the League forces followed and charged the French rear . The vanguard , which included most of Charles's much - vaunted artillery , had advanced too far and allowed itself to get ...
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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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