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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An imperial chrysobul dated March 992 undertook to admit bona fide Venetian goods – though not those from other sources carried on Venetian ships at tariffs far lower than those imposed on foreign merchandise in general .
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 ...
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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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