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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Sailing up from Crete, he now took up his position off Skiathos, some ten miles
from the northern end of the narrow strait that separates the island of Negropont
from the mainland. Negropont was originally the name given by Venice to the ...
Word of the coup was carried quickly to Venice, and Mocenigo was ordered to
return at once to the island. He soon managed to lay hands on most of those
responsible. One or two, including the Archbishop, had fled; but, of the others ...
THE ISLAND DOOMED still of old French Crusader stock like the former royal
house of Lusignan. Much of the land was in their hands, but under the prevailing
law of primogeniture there was an ever-increasing number of unpropertied ...
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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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