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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Within a year he had negotiated with Basil II in Constantinople commercial terms
more favourable than any that Venice had previously enjoyed. An imperial
chrysobul dated March 992 undertook to admit bona fide Venetian goods -
though not ...
Though the rendezvous was fixed for April 1148, both sides were grievously
delayed - the Greeks by a sudden invasion of the Kumans, a tribe from South
Russia who chose this moment to sweep down across the Danube into imperial
The first was when Maximilian, at the head of a sizeable army, entered Venetian
territory, ostensibly on his way to Rome for his imperial coronation. He had given
the Republic advance notice of his intention the year before, requesting safe ...
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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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