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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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 itself ...
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 elected
at all; ...
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 separated from ...
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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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