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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Up until the Council of Pisa , the Republic had naturally given him its fullest support ; now it found itself in a quandary . In August 1409 ambassadors from England , France and Burgundy arrived in a body to seek Venetian endorsement ...
When Foscarini was finally allowed to withdraw , he had given away to the French everything they wanted , without a shot being fired or a penny paid . It seemed to him a cheap price to pay for saving Verona from the flames .
The massive garrison had long since given up paying for its provisions in cash , and was now forcing local tradesmen to accept tokens and vouchers which everybody knew would never be redeemed . Moreover its commander , General Antoine ...
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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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