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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... together with the edicts which it issued in the first three weeks of its existence , show more clearly than anything else how tense was the atmosphere in the city during the period immediately following the insurrection .
In April 1499 the sixty - five - year - old Antonio Grimani was elected to the naval command , immediately offering his services without payment and a loan to the state of 16,000 ducats . Other public - spirited citizens hastened ...
An invitation to Prince William of Nassau to take over its command gave rise to a strong protest from Austria and was immediately withdrawn ; almost simultaneously , Napoleon objected that since Venice had made no attempt to rearm when ...
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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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